The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights From 2023.

TitleThe Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights From 2023.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsBhatt HV, Fritz AVirginia, Feinman JW, Subramani S, Malhotra AK, Townsley MM, Weiner MM, Sharma A, Teixeira MT, Lee J, Linganna RE, Waldron NH, Shapiro ABovill, Mckeon J, Hanada S, Ramakrishna H, Martin AKilbourne
JournalJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
Date Published2023 Oct 28

This special article is the 16th in an annual series for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. The authors thank the editor-in-chief, Dr. Kaplan, and the editorial board for the opportunity to continue this series, namely the research highlights of the past year in the specialty of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology. The major themes selected for 2023 are outlined in this introduction, and each highlight is reviewed in detail in the main article. The literature highlights in the specialty for 2023 begin with an update on perioperative rehabilitation in cardiothoracic surgery, with a focus on novel methods to best assess patients in the preoperative and postoperative periods, and the impact of rehabilitation on outcomes. The second major theme is focused on cardiac surgery, with the authors discussing new insights into inhaled pulmonary vasodilators, coronary revascularization surgery, and discussion of causes of coronary graft failure after surgery. The third theme is focused on cardiothoracic transplantation, with discussions focusing on bridge-to-transplantation strategies. The fourth theme is focused on mechanical circulatory support, with discussions focusing on both temporary and durable support. The fifth and final theme is an update on medical cardiology, with a focus on outcomes of invasive approaches to heart disease. The themes selected for this article are only a few of the diverse advances in the specialty during 2023. These highlights will inform the reader of key updates on various topics, leading to improved perioperative outcomes for patients with cardiothoracic and vascular disease.

Alternate JournalJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
PubMed ID38040533