Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

E-Manual of Cardiac Anesthesia


The E-Manual of Cardiac Anesthesia is a resource SCA Members can turn to for basic information on various topics including:

  • Anesthesia for Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Arch Surgery with Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Ventricular Assist Device Implantation


The SCA manual is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Your use of the manual is at your own risk. The manual may contain errors and naccuracies and may not be complete, timely, or reliable. SCA does not warrant that use of its manual will beuninterrupted or error-free, or that the manual or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SCA and all those involved in the collection, analysis, presentation, and posting of the information on the manual hereby disclaim all warranties regarding the manual, including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, title, and no infringement.

We have tried to avoid using trade names in this Manual, instead referring to medications and equipment by their generic names. In some cases, generic alternatives do not exist. Mention or discussion of medications, equipment or supplies by either generic or trade name does not represent an endorsement of the product by the SCA.