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.
The authors thank the nursing staff of the intensive care unit for their assistance in the postoperative data collection.
No funding was used for this work which was solely supported by the Department of Anesthesia and Critical care.
Availability of data and materials
All relevant data was presented within the manuscript and the datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Ethics approval and informed consent
The study was approved by the ethics committee of the University Hospital of Bordeaux on August 13th, 2020 (Ethics Committee reference number GP – CE2020–33 by Chair Dr. Thibaud Haaser). Because the current study was a retrospective observational trial with patients treated according to our hospital standard of care, the ethics committee granted an authorisation to waive written informed consent from patients.
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