July 08, 2021
ASA and SCA Congratulate ABA on New Subspecialty Certification
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) congratulate the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) on the recent approval of a subspecialty certificate in Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology (ACA) by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
SCA has documented a decade-long rise in demand for specialized cardiac anesthesiology care in the U.S., due to a growing prevalence of disease (48 percent in adults 20 years of age and older), and the growth of technological advancements enabling care.
With this rise in demand for specialized adult cardiac anesthesiology care in the U.S., the ACA subspecialty certification is timely and relevant.
“This is indeed a great day for everyone involved in cardiac anesthesiology – either as a provider or as a patient,” said SCA President Andrew D. Shaw, MB, FCCM, FFICM, FRC.
According to the ABA, physicians with an ACA subspecialty certification will be acknowledged as experts in the imaging, diagnosis, physiology, pharmacology and management of care for adults whose cardiac disease requires leading-edge techniques, interventions and the latest treatment technology.
“Patients will be confident they are getting the very best, expert anesthesiology care at critical times”, said ASA president Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA.
The ASA and SCA commend ABA and look forward to a continued partnership that will elevate the specialty of anesthesia.