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2022 Mar

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg



The effect of thoracic epidural analgesia on short-term outcome and mortality in geriatric patients undergoing open heart surgery.


Akdoğan A, Ertürk E, Özdemir A C, Kutanis D, Güven K Y
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2022 Mar; 28(3):382-389.
PMID: 35485565.


In open-heart surgeries, many organ functions, particularly the respiratory system, are affected by post-operative pain, and so is mortality. Following open-heart surgery, geriatric patients have a higher risk of organ dysfunction and mortality. We aimed to compare the short-term outcomes and mortality of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) and intravenous (IV) analgesia in geri-atric patients undergoing open heart surgery.