Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Curriculum

The cardiac patient base at UC San Diego Medical Center includes:

  • Valve replacement
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Single and double lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

At the Veterans Administration Medical Center, the cardiac rotation consists primarily of anesthetic management of patients for valve replacement and coronary revascularization. The patients are generally elderly, and often have co-existing diseases. Many patients are enrolled in clinical research projects designed to improve anesthetic techniques or patient monitoring.

Prior to starting your rotations please review the relevant documents below:

As a CA-3 you will have the option of doing a TEE or a CA-3 Senior Cardiac elective:


Online Cardiac Anesthesia Resources:

- Most resources require you to be on campus or logged in through the VPN.

   Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia  Premier Cardiac Anesthesia Textbook brought to you by our very own Dr. Kaplan

Core Topics in

Cardiac Anesthesia

 Easy to read and digest cardiac anesthesia textbook (requires UCSD logon)
   Intraoperative Echocardiography A practical, how-to guidance on intraoperative echocardiography in adult and pediatric patients

 Multiple Resources on Echocardiography
 Multiple excellent textbooks on intraoperative and perioperative echocardiography