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Papers: 24 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022


J Pain Res


Sex-Specific Associations Between Preoperative Chronic Pain and Moderate to Severe Chronic Postoperative Pain in Patients 2 Years After Cardiac Surgery.


Chronic postoperative pain (CPSP) after cardiac surgery can cause severe health problems. As demonstrated in noncardiac surgeries, preoperative chronic pain can potentially lead to CPSP. However, the association between preoperative chronic pain and CPSP over follow-up in cardiac surgical settings in the context of sex differences is still lacking. This observational study aims to explore the role and sex differences of preoperative chronic pain in the occurrence and development of long-term CPSP and CPSP-related complications after cardiac surgery.