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Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder: An Analysis of 1.7 Million Surgeries
ConclusionsOUD among cardiac surgery patients is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased risk of postoperative morbidity, and mainly driven by the patient’s preoperative risk factors. Strategies to minimize these risk factors at prehospitalization level is warranted to curb the opioid epidemic and improve overall outcomes in this vulnerable population.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 1, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research