The Cardiac Anesthesia division of the department of Anesthesiology works collaboratively with the Division on Cardiac Surgery to care for patients undergoing a wide range of ground breaking procedures such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical assist devices, and thoracic aortic surgery.
The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at the University of Maryland has significantly helped people with serious heart conditions to improve their quality of life. Our experienced cardiac anesthesiologists offer comprehensive perioperative evaluation and provide broad intra-operative clinical expertise necessary to achieve outstanding patient outcomes.
We use transesophageal echocardiography to evaluate cardiac abnormalities and to assess the results of certain surgical procedures. Our cutting-edge technology, such as advanced neurologic monitoring and detailed coagulation tests, help us provide a safe and controlled operative environment which continues in the postoperative phase of cardiac surgery. We work closely with intensivists to assure the optimal recovery of our patients. Our expert dedicated clinicians have the training and experience to enhance the safety and success of the surgical procedure.
We offer a comprehensive Perioperative Blood Conservation Program at the University of Maryland, designed to minimize the use of blood products and intended to provide a safe environment for cardiac patients who want to minimize their exposure to blood products either because of their religious beliefs or because they have known contraindications to blood elements.
Our division is committed to develop innovative and cutting-edge approaches in the areas of brain protection and heart failure.