Kind of light on the cardiac surgery around here lately, so maybe some hit and run pimpin' would be fun...


So to start things off...60 something o/w healthy guy with critical Ao stenosis for AVR. Immed. post induction echo shows concentric LV hypertrophy with marked wall thickeing. How does this information affect your hemodynamic management strategy when the time for pump separation comes? Assume uneventful, bang-bang, operative course.