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2019 Jul

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand



Post-surgical chronic pain and quality of life in children operated for congenital heart disease.


Matsuda M, Takemura H, Yamashita A, Matsuoka Y, Sawa T, Amaya F
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019 Jul; 63(6):745-750.
PMID: 30869169.


Advances in medical technology have resulted in an increased life expectancy in pediatric patients with congenital heart diseases. Assessment of health-related quality of life is crucial to improving their healthcare status. We aimed to assess post-surgical pain prevalence and its impact on health-related quality of life in pediatric patients who underwent cardiac surgery during childhood.