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Cardiac Anesthesia

Clinical focus
The department deals with providing quality and safe anesthetic care for both adult and pediatric patients coming for cardiac surgical procedures and interventions.

Broad area of work and routine treatments rendered
Management of coronary artery bypass surgeries, heart valve repair and replacements, surgeries on the aorta, thoracic anesthesia, pediatric heart surgeries, repair of complex congenital heart diseases   and handling interventions and emergencies in the cardiac coronary care unit.

Specialty treatment: 
The department runs a heart failure clinic  for workup, screening and  management and  of patients planned for heart transplant, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Clinical services provided (Specialty work): 
  • Coronary Artery Disease: Management of off pump beating heart surgery, valve replacements along with coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomies and complex LV aneurysm repair. 
  • Valvular Heart Disease: The entire spectrum of valvular heart disease, including complex valve repair is done.
  •  Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Sri Ramachandra medical college and Research Institute  is one of the front-runners in India with Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. We get referrals from all over the country. The spectrum of treatment includes simple congenital defects closures (ASD/VSD/PDA) to complex procedures like Arterial / Atrial Switch, REV/Rastelli Procedure and Norwood. 
  •  Vascular Surgery: The entire spectrum of vascular surgical problems such as ascending aorta, arch and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-bifemoral bypass, femoro-popliteal bypass, aortic dissection and carotid endarterectomy are also treated here. We also perform TEVAR (endovascular procedures of aorta) with holistic cooperation from our interventional radiology colleagues. 
  • Heart Failure Clinic: Management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO),left ventricular assist device(LVAD) and heart transplant is done here. 
  • Thoracic Surgery: The entire spectrum of thoracic surgery is treated in this unit. We have a dedicated pediatric and adult rigid bronchoscopy setup and flexible bronchoscope. All thoracic operations are carried out in a dedicated thoracic surgery operating room and backed-up by general intensive care unit.