Epidural Analgesia Reduces Postoperative Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Beattie2001EpiduralAR,
  title={Epidural Analgesia Reduces Postoperative Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={W. Scott Beattie and Neal H. Badner and Peter Choi},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={93},
  pages={853–858}
}
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… Expand
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