PH Patients at High Risk of Misusing Opioids After Surgery

PH Patients at High Risk of Misusing Opioids After Surgery

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PH Patients at High Risk of Misusing Opioids After Surgery

People with pulmonary hypertension (PH) who start treatment with opioids to manage pain after undergoing surgery are at high risk of continuing to take these addictive medications for longer than required, new research suggests. Indeed, hypertension was one of eight specifically identified “top risk factors” for “new persistent post-surgical opioid use,” according to researchers, who said intervention measures could be key for prevention. “Our findings identify which patients would most benefit from effective preoperative consultation…

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