The cardiac anesthesia rotation is a CA-2 rotation conducted at the Washington Hospital Center. Each resident will spend 2 months during their CA-2 year on this rotation. Each resident may elect to spend additional time in their CA-3 year learning cardiac anesthesia and the use of TEE. Residents will average 30 cardiac cases during each one-month rotation.
The cardiac anesthesia service provides intraoperative care to approximately 2400 adult patients per year who require surgery on the heart. Of these, 50% of our CABG procedures are done "off pump". During their time on cardiac anesthesia, each resident should strive to become competent in care of these patients by becoming knowledgeable in the induction of anesthesia of the cardiac patient, the safe management of patients to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the safe weaning of these patients from CPB.
Travis Weddington, MD. Associate Professor and Division Chief