Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-based pain control for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery.
Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery has become an attractive alternative technique to treat coronary artery insufficiency. Changes in surgical and anesthesia techniques have led to reduced pulmonary morbidity associated with the operation. Early extubation is typically expected. However, postoperative pain management becomes even more important with early extubation. We describe our technique of a NSAID-based protocol with indomethicin and Torodal that has been safe and effective in over 175 patients following MIDCAB.
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Lin, J. C., Szwerc, M. F., & Magovern, J. A. (1999). Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-based pain control for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery. The heart surgery forum, 2(2), 169–171.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery