Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Considerations for the Anesthesiologist

October 7, 2020

Cardiac surgery is undergoing a significant paradigm shift toward increasing minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). To achieve optimal surgical outcomes it is important that physicians consider all factors that may influence the best available approach to surgical management by the anesthesiologist. Join us to hear Dr. Scott Sadel discuss evidence-based techniques for the aggressive management of hemodynamics, oxygenation principles, heparin dosing and off-pump manipulation, as well as the importance of clear, continuous communication between surgeon and anesthesiologist.

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Target Audience

Cardiac Anesthesia team, including Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Advanced Practice Providers, Anesthesia Assistants and Surgeons, Perfusionists, Nurses, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare providers.    

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the advantages and changes in anesthesia management associated with the shift from median sternotomy to MICS coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). 
  • Describe the changes in surgical technique associated with MICS CABG. 
  • Outline the set-up and steps of the surgical procedure and role of the anesthesiologist in MICS.
  • Implement techniques to manage the hemodynamic perturbations that occur with manipulating the beating heart during off-pump CABG surgery and single-lung ventilation. 
  • Be prepared to initiate cardiopulmonary bypass support during MICS CABG when necessary.
  • Utilize clear, continuous communication between surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/07/2020 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/07/2020 - 8:00am EDT
Live Webinar
United States

Scott Sadel, M.D., FASE
Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Staten Island, New York
Scott Sadel, M.D., indicated that he was a consultant/adviser for Medtronic and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Joseph T. McGinn Jr., M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Medtronic.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose..

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-793164, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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