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Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) and Cardiac Output

One of the cardiopulmonary challenges I constantly face as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist is balancing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with cardiac...

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...

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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