Cardiovascular Anaesthesiology

Balthasar Eberle, Prof. Dr. med. 
Group Leader, Senior Attending Anaesthesiologist
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Anaesthesia
E-Mail: balthasar.eberle@no-spaminsel.ch

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Cardiovascular anaesthesiology plays an important role in reducing perioperative risks for our multi-morbid and ageing patient population. Our research covers preoperative risk management, advanced monitoring, specific organ protection, as well as optimisation of perioperative management and team performance. Projects are typically multidisciplinary and require close collaboration with partners from surgery, cardiology, neuroscience, radiology, haematology, and many other disciplines.

Our group’s research focuses on techniques for monitoring and perioperative imaging of cerebral and myo­cardial oxygenation, perfusion and function. Bern University Hospital / Insel­spital, as the largest cardiovascular surgical and interventional centre in Switzer­land, has an extensive case load and expertise in the surgical, hybrid, and interventional management of complex valvular, thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic disease. Our research is always aimed at improving patient outcomes from such perioperative scenarios.

Specific research topics

Multimodality Imaging by Oxygenation-Sensitive CMR and TEE
to assess perioperative myocardial function, oxygenation and ischaemia
Researchers: Guensch DG, Fischer K, Eberle B
Cooperation: Inselspital Departments of Cardiology (Windecker S, Räber L, Seiler S), Radiology (von Tengg-Kobligk H, Jung B), Cardiovascular Surgery (Longnus S); Kantonsspital Graubünden (Kawel-Böhme N); McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada (Friedrich MG).
Funding: EACTA Research Grant, ESA Young Investigator Start-Up Grant, ESA Project Grant, CTU Insel Grant, McGill University Health Centre Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation.

Cerebral embolic load from extracorporeal, endovascular and transcatheter instrumentation
Researchers: Erdoes G, Eberle B
Cooperation: Inselspital Departments of Intensive Care Medicine (Schefold JC), Nephrology and Hypertension (Uehlinger DE); Dept. of Anaesthesia, General Intensive Care and Pain Management, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Markstaller KL)
Funding: European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), A&I Funds, departmental research funds

Diagnostic efficacy of regional and spatially extended NIRS-based oximetry
Researchers: Erdoes G, Kaiser HA, Friess JO
Cooperation: Inselspital Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology (Rummel C, Schroth G)
Funding: Departmental research funds

Multimodal monitoring of supraaortic perfusion during hypothermic circulatory arrest
Researchers: Erdoes G, Friess JO
Cooperation: Inselspital Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery (Jenni HJ, Carrel TP)
Funding: Departmental research funds

Effects of extracorporeal circuits on inflammation and haemostasis
Researchers: Erdoes G, Gerber D
Cooperation: Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery (Jenni HJ, Carrel TP)
Funding: Departmental research funds

Group Awards

  • Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 2014 EuroCMR conference in Vienna, Austria
  • ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science: Travel Award for the 2014 ESC conference
  • Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 2014 EACTA ICCVA conference in Florence, Italy
  • Award for 2nd best Free Communication Presentation at the 2015 SGAR conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 EACTA Conference in Basel, Switzerland
  • Award for Best Walking Poster Presentation at the 2017 SCMR Conference in Washington, DC, USA
  • Award for 2nd best Oral Presentation at the 2018 EACTA Conference in Manchester, UK
  • Congress Educational Grant for the 2019 EuroCMR Congress in Venice, Italy
  • Gold winner, Best Scientific Poster Presentation at the 2019 Cardiovascular Update Program in Davos, Switzerland
  • High Score Certificate for Poster Presentation at the 2019 EuroCMR Conference in Venice, Italy

 

Research Team Leaders

Gabor Erdoes, PhD, Prof. Dr. med.
Senior Lecturer, Consultant
E-Mail: gabor.erdoes@no-spaminsel.ch

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Dominik P. Guensch, Dr. med.
Consultant
E-Mail: dominik.guensch@no-spaminsel.ch


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Research Group Members

Kady Fischer, PhD
E-Mail: kady.fischer@no-spaminsel.ch

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Jan-Oliver Friess, Dr. med.
Consultant
E-Mail: jan-oliver.friess@no-spaminsel.ch

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Daniel Gerber, Dr. med.
Consultant
E-Mail: daniel.gerber@no-spaminsel.ch

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Sandra Terbeck, Dr. med.
Consultant
E-Mail: sandra.terbeck@no-spaminsel.ch

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