Ketorolac improves graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting: a propensity-matched analysis.

@article{Engoren2011KetorolacIG,
  title={Ketorolac improves graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting: a propensity-matched analysis.},
  author={Milo Engoren and Jonathan Hadaway and Thomas A Schwann and Robert H. Habib},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={603-9}
}
BACKGROUND The use of ketorolac, a potent cyclooxygenase-1 inhibitor, for analgesia after cardiac operations has been limited by concerns of increased cardiovascular events. However, a recent study found that its use after coronary artery bypass grafting was associated with improved survival. METHODS This was a retrospective study of patients who received coronary arteriograms for symptoms suggestive of recurrent ischemic heart disease. Patients who received postoperative ketorolac were… CONTINUE READING