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Opioid Reduction Strategies in Cardiac Surgery - STS 8 in 8 Series

Michael C. Grant MD, MSE

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cardiac surgery is an underappreciated contributor to the opioid crisis, with patients commonly utilizing opioid prescriptions months after their index procedure. This video addresses the historical basis for opioid-based anesthesia and analgesia in cardiac surgery and describes five programmatic strategies to reduce the perioperative use of opioids.

The STS 8 in 8 Series offers quick access to important topics in cardiothoracic surgery. Each informative video is narrated by an expert in the field and covers one topic using eight slides in 8 minutes.

Copyright 2020, used with permission from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). All rights reserved.

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