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2023 Jul 20

Eur J Anaesthesiol


Pain management after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy: A systematic review and procedure-specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) recommendation.


Maeßen T, Korir N, Van de Velde M, Kennes J, Pogatzki-Zahn E, Joshi GP


Pain after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy can be difficult to treat, and if inadequately managed can lead to respiratory complications, prolonged hospital stays and chronic pain.