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Bovine Aortic Arch

Over a dozen different aortic arch great vessel configurations have been described in humans. I’ve illustrated the two most common types in...

Surgical Steps In Heart Transplantation

Orthotopic heart transplantations (OHTs) are some of my favorite procedures as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist! After establishing general endotracheal anesthesia (GETA) with standard...

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) 2018 Heart Transplant Listing Guidelines...

Here's a table I created that summarizes the classification for patients awaiting a heart transplant. Gone are the days of "status 1A,...

Ozaki Procedure – Autologous Pericardial Aortic Valve

In my first year of anesthesiology residency, I had the opportunity to do a very unique aortic valve replacement (AVR) case for...

Epiaortic Ultrasound (EAS)

Today's didactic lecture on epiaortic ultrasonography was given by one of my wonderful cardiothoracic anesthesiology attendings - Dr. Jeff Swanson. As part of traditional...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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