Cardiovascular anaesthesia

What makes anaesthesia on cardiac surgery special?

Anaesthesia during cardiac surgery has as general objective to keep the patient asleep, avoid unpleasant memories, treat pain and relax the musculature to facilitate the surgical approach.

Cardiac surgery has as a differential feature, in most cases, the need for extracorporeal circulation. This consists on connecting the patient to a machine that acts as the heart and the lungs, allowing the heart to stop during surgery.

What measures do we take?

Comprehensive monitoring

Throughout the intervention, exhaustive monitoring is carried out to ensure the supply of blood and nutrients to all organs and tissues. To achieve this we use state-of-the-art monitors.

Blood savings

Throughout the care process, strategies for saving blood are applied within the Patient Blood Management program.

Our goal is to minimize allogenic blood transfusion and improve results.

Ultrafastrack recovery

All our patients enter the ultrafastrack recovery program. This program includes strategies such as awakening and early extubation in the operating room, which is performed successfully in more than 90% of patients.

Our final goal is to guarantee safety, avoid complications, facilitate early recovery and discharge from hospital.