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2021 Dec 10

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

Safety of Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Thoracis Plane Block in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study.


Ultrasound-guided fascial plane blocks are associated with good postoperative analgesia after pediatric cardiac surgery, with improved safety profile. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this study was the first with the primary aim of assessing the safety profile of transversus thoracis plane (TTP) block in pediatric patients who underwent open cardiac surgery.