George J Brandon Bravo Bruinsma1*, Arno P Nierich2 and Alexander J Spanjersberg2
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Patient Safety Officer, Hattem, The Netherlands
2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Division Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands
The level of safety in cardiac operating rooms is essential to provide the best care. Besides patientrelated factors, the outcome involves accurate diagnostic assessment, carrying out a safe surgical strategy, and high-quality team performance. A new approach in the operating room, applying TEE A-View for real-time assessment of the quality of the whole ascending aorta in combination with a short checklist, represents new opportunities for the cardiac surgeon to provide safer operations and better outcomes.
Bravo Bruinsma GJB, Nierich AP, Spanjersberg AJ. A Concept to Make Cardiac Surgery Safer: The Surgeon’s Contribution. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3464..