Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Paul Goonan - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Cardiothoracic anaesthesia is a sub-specialty of Anaesthesia. Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists take care of all aspects relating to the anaesthetic care of patients having surgery to the heart, lungs and structures of the thorax (chest). Some cardiothoracic procedures include:

  • Coronary Artery By-pass Grafts
  • Valve replacement surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Aortic root replacements
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Video-assisted thorascopic surgery

Due to the diverse nature of cardiothoracic anaesthesia, we have included a number of frequently asked questions.