This Focused Issue on “Perioperative Management of Patients with Undergoing Mechanical Circulatory Support” is edited by Kamen Valchanov, MD, BSc, FRCA, FFICM, from Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Kamen Valchanov is a consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the largest UK cardiothoracic centre Royal Papworth Hospital since 2007. He has an interest in anaesthesia and perioperative management of cardiovascular surgical patients including cardiothoracic transplantation, mechanical assist devices, pulmonary hypertension surgery, and cardiac failure management in the Intensive Care Unit. He has broad experience in management of variety of ECMO support techniques. Dr Valchanov is also the lead specialist for pain management in the hospital and implant spinal cord stimulators for management of refractory angina pectoris. Dr. Valchanov has also interest in medical education and has been a tutor for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine for a long time, and currently senior clinical tutor for University of Cambridge. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. He has edited several textbooks for Cambridge University Press, notable the second edition of Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care.
Focused issue outline:
- State of the art statistics of heart failure in 2020
- Pre-operative management of heart failure patients
- Acute decompensation of chronic heart failure patients and their ICU management
- Short term mechanical circulatory support (IABP, Impella, ECMO, Tandem Heart)
- Durable mechanical circulatory support
- Post-operative infections
- Post-operative blood products management, haemolysis and coagulation
- Post-operative renal failure management
- Post-operative nutrition
- Post-operative mobilisation and rehabilitation
- Post-operative complications: Mortality; Neurological complications (stroke and cognitive deficit); Gastrointestinal complications