Assessment of feasibility and efficacy of Class IV laser therapy for postoperative pain relief in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery patients: A pilot study
This pilot study was designed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of Class IV laser on postoperative pain relief following off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCABG) surgery, as a component of multimodal analgesia (MMA) technique. The authors conclude that Class IV laser can be an effective technique for postoperative analgesia following OPCABG surgery through sternotomy when included as a component of MMA technique.
Published: Ann Card Anaesth. 2015; 18: 317-22. doi: 10.4103/0971-9784.159800
Keywords: Class IV laser, low level laser therapy, multimodal analgesia, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft, postoperative pain