Episode 48: TAVRs with Clint Tippett

In this episode, episode 48, I welcome Dr. Clint Tippett to the show.  Dr. Tippett is a cardiac anesthesiologist with an interest in anesthesia for Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and we discuss the approach to anesthesia for these cases including preoperative planning, intraoperative management, and post-operative concerns.

Regarding stroke risk here is an editorial (Thanks to Stephen Freiberg for providing this link): http://circinterventions.ahajournals.org/content/8/6/e002801

And Dr. Tippett wanted to add that early studies of the 1st and second generation valves had higher stroke rates than SAVR, however the most current genreration valves(Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic Evolut R) both have been shown to have not significantly different stroke rates from TAVR.(Surtavi trial and this observational study http://thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)30073-3.pdf).

Finally, when discussing benefits of TAVR, we should have mentioned a significantly lower risk of post-op AFib in addition to lower bleeding risk and lower rates of AKI.

Episode 44: Intro to cardiac anesthesia with Megan Kostibas

In this episode, episode 44, I welcome Dr. Megan Kostibas to the show.  Dr. Kostibas is trained in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine and is an assistant professor here at Hopkins.  She is also the associate program director for the cardiac anesthesia fellowship.  We discuss the basics of how to prepare, induce and manage difference cardiac pathology as well as how to go on and off cardiopulmonary bypass.

Episode 34: Oral Board Prep with Drs. Tran and Beaudry

In this episode, episode 34, I welcome Dr. Tina Tran and Dr. Steve Beaudry to the show to give you two run throughs of an oral board stem.  First Dr. Tran demonstrates some common errors and then Dr. Beaudry demonstrates an example of the “right way” to do it.  We then mention some learning points from the stem itself, a pregnant woman at term with HOCM.

Episode 33: ECMO with Dr. Rosanne Sheinberg

In this episode, episode 33, I welcome cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Rosanne (Rosie) Sheinberg to the show to discuss ECMO.  We go through a comprehensive overview of what ECMO is, how it is used, how it is managed, the complications that can be seen and how to manage them and how to wean it off.

Episode 30: Management of anticoagulation for non-valvular a-fib

In this episode, episode 30, I discuss the new American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the periprocedural management of anticoagulation for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.  This includes whether to stop, when to stop, whether to bridge, how to bridge, and how and when to restart.

Outline by Brian Park: AC for Afib Outline

Episode 29: PA catheters with Dr. Glenn Whitman

In this episode, episode 29, I welcome to the show Dr. Glenn Whitman.  Dr. Whitman is a cardiac surgeon and intensivist and runs the cardiac surgical ICU here at Johns Hopkins.  I interview Dr. Whitman about PA catheters.  We discuss when to place them, when not to place them, how to use them and when to take them out.