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2022 Jun 25

Pain Ther

Sensory Assessment and Block Duration of Deep Parasternal Intercostal Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Observational Study.


There has been increasing interest in using deep parasternal intercostal plane (PIP) block as a supplement to multimodal analgesia regimens in cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to observe cutaneous sensory block distribution and its duration for deep PIP blocks in patients undergoing open cardiac surgery.