The Essential Review

Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia is the vital source of concise, comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical information in this rapidly changing field.

Delivered quarterly, Seminars has one goal: to provide the information to improve the care of patients with heart, lung, and vascular disease during the perioperative period.

Comprehensive and Authoritative

Seminars is practice-oriented but provides the scientific updates and background on new findings to enhance the understanding of the anesthesiologist or intensivist in either academic or community practice. The topics are recommended by the distinguished editorial board of anesthesiologists from both academic and community practices. The busy practicing clinical anesthesiologist has little time to thoroughly research and critically analyze the advances and scientific discoveries, recently developed drugs, or new equipment. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia fills that gap with the latest developments as described and critiqued by experts in the field. All articles and reviews are peer-reviewed to ensure their accuracy and relevance.

Look for these experts in future issues:

Eugene A. Hessel, II, MD, FACS

Davy C.H. Cheng, MD, MSc, FRCPC

John Murkin, MD

Valerie Armstead, MD

... among many others

Real-World Issue Coverage

During the past year, Seminars has published practical up-to-date material on:

Essentials of nitric oxide for the practicing pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist

Use of regional anesthesia during pediatric cardiac anesthesia

Preoperative evaluation of patients with cardiac risk factors for noncardiac surgery

Treatment of perioperative myocardial ischemia

Anesthetic management for placement of totally implantable artificial heart

Inflammatory changes associated with cardiopulmonary bypass