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2022 Dec 30

J Cardiothorac Surg



The impact of a postoperative multimodal analgesia pathway on opioid use and outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery.


Ward CT, Moll V, Boorman DW, Ooroth L, Groff RF, Gillingham TD, Pyronneau L, Prabhakar A
J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 Dec 30; 17(1):342.
PMID: 36581941.


The Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Cardiac Society recommends using multimodal analgesia (MMA) for postoperative pain however, evidence-based guidelines have yet to be established. This study examines the impact of a standardized postoperative MMA pathway in reducing opioid consumption and related complications after cardiothoracic surgery (CTS).