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Postsurgical Pain After Cardiac Surgery—An Update on the Evidence

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Hanne Geilo K. Postsurgical Pain After Cardiac Surgery—An Update on the Evidence. April 2023. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.22651810.v1

This article is part of CTSNet’s Guest Editor Series, CONNECTING Patients, Clinicians, and Outstanding Cardiac Care Through Nursing and Allied Professional Research. Guest editors Jill Ley and Tara Bartley have curated a robust collection of content that shares the knowledge, techniques, and insights of several distinguished experts from around the world. 

Pain is a big concern for most patients after cardiac surgery. Each surgical intervention is associated with the patient’s perception of pain, and every surgical patient may feel it in a different way. This presentation is about postsurgical pain after cardiac surgery, which remains a clinical challenge. The presentation will provide an update on some of the evidence related to postsurgical pain.


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