Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery versus Sternotomy - Pain Investigation

Juliana Fernandes Silva, Marcela Paula Cavalcante, Roger Benevides Montenegro, Romulo Lira, Emanuel Carvalho Mel & Josue Viana Castro
Abstract Background: Treatment of postoperative (PO) pain is essential after surgery, as it contributes to a faster rehabilitation. Assessment of PO pain after minimally invasive (MI) surgery has not been regularly addressed, especially when compared with median sternotomy (MS). Objective: This study aims to evaluate the intensity of thoracic pain in the PO period in patients subjected to MI surgery and MS. Methods: This study compared the intensity of thoracic pain in 34 patients subjected...
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