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High Dose Fentanyl Induction

The induction of general anesthesia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is often times different than non-cardiac surgery. At many institutions, these inductions...

Cyanokit

Cyanokit (hydroxocobalamin, a form of vitamin B12) is an injectable therapy most often used to treat cyanide toxicity. This medication readily combines...

Phentolamine

Phentolamine (Regitine) is a reversible α1 and α2 blocker used primarily for its vasodilatory effects. When used to control hypertension, one must...

Sodium Nitroprusside

Sodium nitroprusside (SNP, Nipride/Nitropress) is a short-acting, intravenous antihypertensive that directly acts on venous AND arteriolar smooth muscle to cause vasodilation decreasing...

Verapamil

Verapamil (Calan/Verelan) is an oral and intravenous non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB) which is more selective for L-type calcium channels on cardiac...

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