Epidural Analgesia Reduces Postoperative Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Beattie2001EpiduralAR,
  title={Epidural Analgesia Reduces Postoperative Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={W. Beattie and N. Badner and P. Choi},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={93},
  pages={853–858}
}
  • W. Beattie, N. Badner, P. Choi
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality continue to pose considerable risks to surgical patients. Postoperative epidural analgesia is considered to have beneficial effects on cardiac outcomes. The use in high-risk cardiac patients remains controversial. No study has shown that postoperative epidural analgesia decreases postoperative myocardial infarction (PMI) or death. All studies are underpowered to show such a result, and the cost of conducting a large trial is prohibitive. We… CONTINUE READING
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