cardiology
Interventional cardiology

Call to avoid opioids in STEMI procedures: CSANZ 2021 Ralph Reader awarded research

The routine use of fentanyl in patients undergoing PCI during acute MI care has been cast into the spotlight after findings from a new study warns that the powerful opioid interferes with antiplatelet inhibition, and suggests an alternative analgesic be used instead. The research led by cardiologist Dr Himawan Fernando, which looks at lignocaine as ...

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