Pain after cardiac surgery: a prospective cohort study of 1-year incidence and intensity.

@article{Lahtinen2006PainAC,
  title={Pain after cardiac surgery: a prospective cohort study of 1-year incidence and intensity.},
  author={Pasi Lahtinen and Hannu Kokki and Markku Hynynen},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={794-800}
}
BACKGROUND Persistent chest pain may originate from cardiac surgery. Conflicting results have been reported on the incidence of persistent poststernotomy pain with considerable discrepancies between the retrospective reports and the one prospective study conducted to assess this pain. Therefore, the authors conducted a follow-up survey for the first 12 months after cardiac surgery in 213 patients who had a sternotomy. METHODS The authors performed a prospective inquiry of acute and chronic… CONTINUE READING

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