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Marc KanchugerAssociate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Vice Chair for Performance Improvement NYU Anesthesia Associates
560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Education1983-1985 — Tulane University (Surgery), Residency Training
1986-1989 — SUNY, Stony Brook (Anesthesiology), Residency Training
Stroke is a devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Major stroke can occur in 2-8% of various cardiac surgery procedures. Atherosclerotic disease of the ascending aorta is a major risk factor for stroke in medical and cardiac surgery patients, increasing stroke risk significantly.
Marc S. Kanchuger, M.D. and his co-investigators are part of a large multicenter study group of Perioperative Ischemia centered in San Francisco. He and his co-investigators are identifying patients at risk for adverse CNS outcomes using epidemiological studies in conjunction with 25 universities in the United States.
At NYU they are using various echocardiographic techniques to identify patients at risk for stroke and investigating different approaches to reduce the stroke risk during cardiac surgery. Studies are also underway using transcranial Doppler technology to identify brain micro-embolism during CPB and methods to reduce this problem. The identification of these high risk groups for stroke may lead us to drug modalities to reduce brain ischemia, since it may be impossible to eliminate brain micro-embolism entirely during cardiac surgery.
Research Keywordsstroke risk from cardiac surgery
Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study
Thompson, David A; Kass, Nancy; Holzmueller, Christine; Marsteller, Jill A; Martinez, Elizabeth A; Gurses, Ayse P; Kanchuger, Marc; Schwann, Nanette; Gibson, Charles S; Bauer, Laura; Pronovost, Peter J. Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study. Journal for healthcare quality. 2012 Jul-Aug;34(4):33-39 (302892)
Case report: separation from cardiopulmonary bypass with a rigid bronchoscope airway after hemoptysis and bronchial impaction with clot
Neuburger, Peter J; Galloway, Aubrey C; Zervos, Michael D; Kanchuger, Marc S. Case report: separation from cardiopulmonary bypass with a rigid bronchoscope airway after hemoptysis and bronchial impaction with clot. Anesthesia & analgesia. 2012 Jan;114(1):89-92 (147685)
Pro: all off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgeries should include intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography assessment
Morganstern, Jill; Kanchuger, Marc. Pro: all off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgeries should include intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography assessment. Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia. 2008 Aug;22(4):625-628 (91435)
Intraoperative failure of pericardial mitral valve requiring emergent reoperation minutes after replacement
Thukral, Mamta; Kanchuger, Marc. Intraoperative failure of pericardial mitral valve requiring emergent reoperation minutes after replacement [Case Report]. Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia. 2007 Feb;21(1):93-95 (302902)
Glycemic control for cardiovascular surgery patients: An integrated approach
Yu, PJ; Schwartz, CF; Kanchuger, MS; Kent, M; Keller, R; Lohan-Mullens, M; Brassil, M; Seltzer, TF; Radford, MJ. Glycemic control for cardiovascular surgery patients: An integrated approach [Meeting Abstract]. Circulation. 2007 ;115(21):E563-E563 (108085)