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Onto VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

As a PGY-4, I have two months on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and just finished my first on a memorable note. I was on call yesterday and had the privilege of working alongside an incredible clinical fellow to do a heart transplant case. This is …

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Last Day Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

Tomorrow will be my last day (hooray for leap years) on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service as a CA-2 resident. The last two months have only reaffirmed my love for this particular field within anesthesiology. So much of the operative course in cardiopulmonary surgery relies on careful coordination between the surgeons, …

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Halfway Done With Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

With half this rotation under my belt, I wanted to reflect on how my initial trepidation has transformed into enthusiasm doing cardiovascular anesthesiology. At the end of December, I had been out of the “general anesthesia” mode for months. Naturally, I was somewhat concerned that even tracheal intubation would be difficult. 

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