Title

Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia in Cardiac Surgery

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Journal

Critical Care Clinics

Volume

36

Issue

4

DOI

10.1016/j.ccc.2020.06.003

Keywords

Cardiac surgery; Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS); Multimodal pain management; Opioids; Postoperative pain

Abstract

Multimodal pain management of cardiac surgical patients is a paradigm shift in postoperative care. This promising approach features complementary medications and techniques that spare opioids and improves symptomatic and functional recovery. Although the specific elements remain to be defined, the collaboration of the health care team and patient and continuous iterative programmatic improvements are important pillars of this approach.

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