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2022 Sep 16

Rev Neurol



[Postoperative pain after cardiac surgery: neurobiological basis and treatment].


Segura-Méndez B, Guerrero-Peral AL, Carrascal Y
Rev Neurol. 2022 Sep 16; 75(6):149-157.
PMID: 36098449.


Despite the evolution of surgical techniques, pain continues to be one of the most frequent disorders in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery (CS), leading to the appearance of complications in the acute period and impairment of quality of life due to the appearance of chronic pain. In this narrative review, we aim to analyze the prognostic factors for the appearance of postoperative pain after CS, to locate and quantify the severity of neuropathic pain, and determine the most appropriate assessment methods in these patients.