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2022 Jul-Sep

Ann Card Anaesth



Is continuous Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESPB) better than continuous Serratus Anterior Plane Block (SAPB) for mitral valve surgery via mini-thoracotomy? Results from a prospective observational study.


Toscano A, Capuano P, Costamagna A, Canavosio FG, Ferrero D, Alessandrini EM, Giunta M, Rinaldi M, Brazzi L
Ann Card Anaesth. 2022 Jul-Sep; 25(3):286-292.
PMID: 35799555.


Chest wall blocks are effective alternatives for postoperative pain control in mitral valve surgery in right mini-thoracotomy (mini-MVS). We compared the efficacy of Serratus Anterior plane block (SAPB) and Erector Spinae plane block (ESPB) on postoperative pain relief after mini-MVS.