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The Incidence of New Persistent Opioid Use Following Cardiac Surgery via Sternotomy

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Arnar B. Ingason, MD; Arnar Geirsson, MD, PhD; Tomas Gudbjartsson, MD, PhD; Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, MD; Martin I. Sigurdsson, MD, PhD

Recently, increased attention has been paid to the risk of chronic opioid use after surgery. In this nationwide cohort study, we examined the rate of new persistent opioid use after cardiac surgery by sternotomy.

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