Study of Patient Pain Management after Heart Surgery

Mohammadreza Sattari, Mohammad Ebrahim Baghdadchi, Marzieh Kheyri, Hassan Khakzadi & Simin Ozar Mashayekhi
Purpose: To investigate postoperative pain control and analgesic use after heart surgery. Methods: 120 patients undergone heart surgery, randomly entered the study. Each patient was asked to score his pain intensity on visual analog scale (VAS) at four different occasions. Results: 120 patients aged 59 year-old; including 81 male were enrolled in the study. 69.2% had coronary artery disease and 16.7% had heart-valve problem. Main types of surgeries were coronary artery bypass surgery (70.5%) and...