Feasibility and Postoperative Opioid Sparing Effect of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Adult Cardiac Surgery

A Retrospective Study

Clément Aguerreche; Gaspard Cadier; Antoine Beurton; Julien Imbault; Sébastien Leuillet; Alain Remy; Cédrick Zaouter; Alexandre Ouattara


BMC Anesthesiol. 2021;21(166) 

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Our study strongly suggests that dexmedetomidine-based OFA in adult cardiac surgery is feasible and provides intraoperative hemodynamic stability. A such anaesthetic approach is responsible for postoperative opioid sparing effect and might have some clinically relevant benefits to improve outcomes.