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2022 Mar 25

Cardiovasc J Afr


Evaluation of the effect of different block techniques on open-heart surgery in the postoperative period: a prospective observational study.


Open-heart surgery is associated with severe postoperative pain. Adequate analgesia after open-heart surgery improves patients' early postoperative recovery, extubation, ambulation and early discharge from hospital. Regional anaesthesia techniques are the new hope for adequate postoperative analgesia after cardiac surgery and are widely used for early pain management in the first six hours.