Opiate-Free Tricuspid Valve Replacement: Case Report Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1177/1089253218771342 PMID: 29676223 Web of Science: 000450328300010

Cited authors

  • Cardinale, Jeffrey P.; Gilly, George


  • The utility of opioid pain medications for perioperative analgesia is well described. However, opioids have many dangerous side effects including respiratory depression, acute tolerance, hyperalgesia, and chronic opioid dependence. Multimodal approaches continue to be used in more invasive and complex surgical procedures for enhanced recovery and decreased postoperative complications from opioid administration. The current case report centers on a 30-year-old male recovering from opioid addiction presenting with severe tricuspid regurgitation scheduled to undergo a tricuspid valve replacement. The patient requested an opioid-free procedure, and a multimodal plan was developed for intraoperative and postprocedure management. This case represents a completely opioid-free valve replacement surgery and recovery.

Publication date

  • 2018

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-2532

Start page

  • 407

End page

  • 413


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