THORACIC EPIDURAL ANALGESIA IN ANESTHESIA FOR HEART VALVE SURGERY
ABSTRACT This prospective, randomized study was designed to evaluate the impact of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), via a catheter sited pre Eighty consecutive patients were scheduled for elective valve surgery was randomly allocated into two equal groups (40 patients each), group TEA: subjected to combined general anesthesia and thoracic epidural analgesia. Group Control: subjected to Opioid-based general anesthesia. TEA group ... Read more