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Pain Management in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pain Management in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Update: 2019-02-20
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The opioid epidemic, especially in the United States, has prompted many physicians to re-evaluate their prescription writing habits when it comes to narcotics. Because pain management is an important part of the recovery process after cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Robbin Cohen recently moderated a panel discussion with both cardiac and general thoracic surgeons about ways they are modifying surgical techniques and pharmacological strategies, deploying multidisciplinary team-based efforts, and supporting the Society’s legislative priorities aimed at helping to ease the crisis.


 

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Pain Management in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pain Management in Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons