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ERAS Recorded Webinar: “Controversies in Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery”

Monday, April 25, 2022

On April 22, 2022, ERAS and CTSNet collaborated to bring you this is a dynamic, one-hour interactive session with leading ERAS experts who discussed three current controversies in enhanced recovery practices after cardiac surgery. Each controversy had one speaker addressing the pros and another adressing the cons. Each speaker was given five minutes followed by ten minutes of questions from the audience and discussion among the panelists.

The three topics and their panelists are:

1. Pro / Con: A Regional Block Should be Standard for Every Cardiac ERAS Patient

  • Moderator: Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS. Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Centennial Heart and Vascular Center
  • Pro: Alexander Gregory, MD, FRCPC. Department of Anesthesiology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Con: Michael Grant, MD, MSE. Associate Professor, Department Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Divisions of Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

2. Preoperative Epogen: Hero or Hype?

  • Moderator: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP. Assistant Professor of Surgery at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Hero: Rawn Salenger, MD. Chief of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Hype: Vicki Morton, DNP, MSN, AGNP-BC. Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC

3. Rigid Sternal Fixation: For Every Patient or Just Selective Patients?

  • Moderator: Daniel Engelman, MD, President ERASÒ Cardiac Society, Professor of Surgery, UMASS-Baystate
  • Every Patient: Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS. Associate Professor, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center Chicago
  • Selective: Edward B. Savage, M.D., Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgical Services, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

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