• Dr. Townsley is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesiology
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Imaging Considerations for the Athletically Conditioned Heart: An Echocardiography-Focused Overview of the 2020 American Society of Echocardiography Recommendations on the Use of Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging in Young Adult Competitive Athletes 2020
    2020 Implications of Congenital Coronary Anomalies for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist: An Overview of the 2020 American Society of Echocardiography Recommendations for Multimodality Assessment of Congenital Coronary Anomalies 2020
    2020 Aortic Stenosis and Noncardiac Surgery in the Era of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement 2020
    2020 Steroids for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Can We Put the Discussion to Rest? 2020
    2020 Analyzing the Data for Steroids in Cardiac Surgery 2020
    2020 Endovascular Versus Open Aortic Reconstruction: A Comparison of Outcomes 2020
    2020 Regional Anesthesia in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Road to Enhanced Recovery 2020
    2020 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2019 2020
    2019 Steroids for Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical Update 2019
    2019 Tetralogy of Fallot: Perioperative Management and Analysis of Outcomes 2019
    2019 Clinical Update in Pericardial Diseases 2019
    2019 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2018 2019
    2018 Decreasing Time to Place and Teach Double-Lumen Endotracheal Intubation: Engaging Anesthesia in LeanAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  106:1512-1518. 2018
    2018 Prophylactic Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation—Still Searching for Answers 2018
    2017 Fontan Palliation for Single-Ventricle Physiology: Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery and Analysis of Outcomes 2017
    2017 Do Institution-Level Blood Utilization and Blood Management Initiatives Meaningfully Impact Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery?Anesthesia and Analgesia.  125:731-733. 2017
    2016 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rotational Cannula Catastrophe: A Role of Echocardiography in Rescue 2016
    2016 Decreasing the preincision time for pulmonary lobectomy: The process of lean and value stream mappingAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:1110-1115. 2016
    2015 Con: Prophylactic Preoperative Use of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Is Not Indicated in High-Risk Coronary Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 2015
    2015 Anesthesia and Imaging for Advanced Circulatory SupportAdvances in Anesthesia.  33:17-37. 2015
    2015 Incremental value of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography over the two-dimensional technique in the assessment of a thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale 2015
    2014 Echocardiographic assessment of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valveAnesthesia and Analgesia.  118:1197-1201. 2014
    2010 Cleft posterior mitral valve leaflet: Identification using three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographyAnesthesia and Analgesia.  111:1366-1368. 2010


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    2019 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  575-591. 2019
    2019 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical and Interventional Treatment of Aortic Valvular Heart Disease.  312-344. 2019
    2018 Anesthesia for percutaneous mechanical assist devices.  135-150. 2018
    2013 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  571-586. 2013
    2013 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease.  319-358. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Analysis of perioperative outcomes in congenital heart surgery, development of educational programs for trainees in congenital cardiac anesthesiology
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Townsley