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We look back on the first year of the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership - massive thanks to all our speakers this year and everyone who has joined us along the way!
Dr Bonnie Kyle's "All is calm in the heart attack centre" was our most viewed video in 2021.
Dr Rachel Fraser's presentation "Re-Do Jehovah's Witness" was our favourite talk by a trainee in 2021!
Upper GI Surgeon Miss Cara Baker's talk on Management and Sequelae of Oesophageal Injury wins our best MDT presentation.
Dr Matthew Barnard wins the Anaesthetic Presentation award for "Introduction to Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease" which includes a fantastic pig heart dissection video, the latter earning this video age-restricted status on YouTube!
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Editor of Anaesthesia Dr Mike Charlesworth (Manchester Foundation Trust) discusses the type of papers we are seeing and that he would like to see submitted.
We will have the papers Mike highlighted available for your perusal very soon.
Prof Gudrun Kunst (Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist at King's) takes us through the process of setting up an ACTACC national audit and gives us a sneak peek at some of the early findings from this year's Acute Aortic Dissection audit.
The dynamic Bart's duo, Dr Sibs Anwar (Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist) and Dr Rob Gatherer (SCF in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia) give us a music-themed rundown of the most influential cardiothoracic papers from 2021.
The papers that made the charts can be found here.
St Bart's Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist Dr Martin Lees discusses his role as Clinical Director during the merger of St Bart's, The London Chest and the Heart Hospitals.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr Dincer Akteurk and Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist Dr Bonnie Kyle give their account of establishing a Mini Mitral Programme at Barts Heart Centre.
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist Dr Chris Skeoch enjoyed his fellowship at Harefield so much he now works there permanently - find out why...
Now a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at GSTT, Dr Mitul Patel shares his experience in Auckland (and makes us jealous with his holiday snaps!)
Dr Roger Cordery (Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist, SBH) throws some light on careers, workforce planning and training opportunities.
GSTT Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist Dr Madhu Puchakayala gives his personal views on what he is looking for as CD when appointing new consultants.
BHC Cardiothoracic surgical registrar Miss Sara Volpi takes us through the anatomy, physiology and pathopjysiology of the mitral valve.
A whistle stop tour around TOE for the Mitral Valve by Barts Heart Centre SCF Dr Michiel du Toit, recorded at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership October 2021 Mitral Valve meeting
Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist Dr Giuseppe Bozzetti discusses post-op complications after MV surgery and their management, with some key tips for using TOE to guide diagnosis and management.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr Paul Modi discusses the technical aspects of robotic mitral valve surgery as well as the establishment of the robotic programme at Liverpool.
Dr Liz Ogilvie, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at Barts Heart Centre, takes us through anaesthetic considerations for infective endocarditis.
St Thomas's Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr Gianluca Lucchese discusses surgical considerations for MV endocarditis.
We're sorry to say that due to a technical issue, we were unable to record the audio to Prof Swanevelder's talk, which is a great shame as it was a really fantastic talk, choc-full of wisdom. In lieu of the video, please find a pdf of the slides from Prof's presentation.
Bart's Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist Dr Stephen Shepherd shares tips and advice for getting the best video cases possible for TOE accreditation.
St George's Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Sue Wright delivers a wonderful lecture on perioperative TOE and getting the most out of your scans while avoiding common pitfalls.
Dr Carlos Corredor, Bart's Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist does a fantastic job to demystify 3D TOE and shares practical tips for 3D image optimisation.
Papworth Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Antonio Rubino gives an overview of what to look for pre- and post VAD implantation and transplant on TOE.
Royal Papworth Hospital Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist, and first author of the ACTACC national audit, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam, runs through the audit's findings on complications of TOE with case examples.
GSTT Consultant Oesophago-gastric Surgeon Miss Cara Baker gives a fascinating presentation on the surgical assessment and management of oesophageal injury and perforation.
Bart's Senior Clinical Fellow Dr Anders Hulme presents the above case and discusses the management of and drug dosing for severely obese patients. With thanks to Professor Aung Oo, Dr Carlos Corredor-Rosero and Dr Stephen Shepherd.
Senior Cardiothoracic Anaesthetic Fellow Dr Priya Virdi of Royal Papworth Hospital presents the above case successfully managed with Mr Vamsidhar Dronavalli.
Golden Jubilee National Hospital Senior Fellow Dr Rachel Fraser presents the wonderful MDT management of a JW patient undergoing redo surgery for congenital heart disease and addresses methods for Perioperative blood management.
Dr Phillip Howells, Senior Clinical Fellow at Harefield Hospital relates a fascinating case and the realities and potential of E-CPR
St Bart's Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist Dr Bonnie Kyle discusses the challenges faced in the cath lab, suggests approaches to making life a little easier for everyone during stressful PPCI calls and details the initiatives underway at Bart's to improve delivery of anaesthesia for PPCI patients.
Dr Alastair Proudfoot (Consultant Intesivist, SBH) and Dr Stephen Shepherd (Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist, SBH) take us through the diagnosis, management and escalation of cariogenic shock in the cath lab, including medical management and mechanical circulatory support devices.
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist Dr Chris Walker (Harefield Hospital) discusses LVADs, giving an overview of the devices and the practical aspects of intra- and post-operative management of LVAD patients. Bottom line... protect the right heart!
Royal Brompton and Harefield Anaesthetic and CICU Consultant Dr Sachin Mehta takes us through the challenges and practice of anaesthesia for heart transplantation.
Sach's excellent hand out can be found in our resources section.
St Bart's Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow Mr Davorin Sef takes us through the history of cardiac surgery as well as surgical technique and the current status of heart transplant in the UK and Europe.
St Bart's Senior Fellow in cardiac surgery, Miss Katie O'Sullivan takes an in depth look at the aortic valve and root, aided by some fantastic anatomical images.
Dr Christos Chamos, consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals discusses TOE assessment of the Aortic vale and root including common pitfalls and practical advice.
St Bart's Senior Registrar in Cardiotharacic Surgery, Mr Martin Yates takes us through patient and surgeon choice of prosthetic aortic valve and compares and contrasts bioprosthetic and mechanical valves.
St Bart's Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr John Yap discusses indications and evidence for aortic root surgery as well as the different techniques and approaches available to surgeons.
Dr Guy Lloyd, consultant cardiologist and clinical director for cardiac imaging at St Bart's, delivers a fantastic presentation into the assessment of prosthetic heart valves. His talk includes both TOE and TTE imaging and Dr Lloyd discusses a systmatic approach to valve assessment.
Dr Michael Mullen, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St Bart's Hospital broadens minds with his excellent talk on structural heart interventions. As well as TAVI and Mitraclip, Dr Mullen delves deeper into the world of transcatheter heart intervention.
Dr Andrew Smith, consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist at St Bart's Hospital presents a thoughtful and holistic approach to anaesthesia for interventional heart procedures and associated TOE imaging.
Dr Matthew Barnard (Consultant Anaesthetist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London), speaking at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthetic Partnership's May GUCH meeting, gives a fantastic overview of adult congenital heart disease.
Dr Barnard covers the changing demographics of GUCH patients in the UK, anatomy and physiology of CHD and Fontan circulations as well as anaesthesia and surgery for GUCH procedures.
This video (from 25:40) also features a fantastic section on the tricuspid valve (using a pig heart) to help orientate the viewer to the TV in preparation for later videos from this meeting.
Dr Bejal Pandya (Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London), speaking here at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership's May GUCH meeting, discusses the pathophysiology, genetics and management of aortopathy.
Dr Andrew Smith (Consultant Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew's Hospital London), speaking at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership's May 2021 GUCH meeting, discusses transoesophageal echo assessment of the heart in adult congenital heart disease.
Dr Dan Taylor (Consultant Adult and Paediatric Anaesthetist at St Thomas's Hospital London), speaking here at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership's May GUCH meeting, discussing the complexities of anaesthesia for re-do sternotomy in patient's undergoing surgery for adult congenital heart disease.
Dr Andrew Smith (Consultant Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew's Hospital London), speaking at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership's May 2021 GUCH meeting, discusses TOE imaging of the tricuspid valve. Dr Smith uses both TOE clips and virtual dissection from the HeartWorks TOE simulator software package to bring the tricuspid valve to life!
Dr Kate von Klemperer (Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital), speaking at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthesia Partnership's May GUCH meeting, discusses the physiological stresses pregnancy places on the cardiovascular system and the management of pregnant GUCH patients.
Professor Victor Tsang (Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital), speaking at the Cardiothoracic London Anaesthetic Partnership's May GUCH meeting, discussing anatomy, assessment and surgery for Ebstein's anomaly.