eISSN: 2299-0054
ISSN: 1895-4588
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Current issue Archive Videoforum Manuscripts accepted About the journal Supplements Editorial board Journal's reviewers Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Original paper

Remifentanil and sevoflurane based anesthesia combined with bilateral erector spinae plane block in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Arkadiusz Kurowicki
Michal Borys
Slawomir Zurek
Beata Horeczy
Boguslaw Gaweda
Bartlomiej Belina
Bozena Trojnar
Bogumila Woloszczuk-Gebicka
Justyna Sejboth
Miroslaw Czuczwar
Kazimierz Widenka

Online publish date: 2019/10/15
View full text
Get citation
JabRef, Mendeley
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
Working on the institutional Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS Cardio) protocol for off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OP-CABG) we have noticed that patients treated according to the modified anesthesia protocol had not only significantly shorter time of respiratory support and intensive care unit stay but also lower postoperative troponin T concentration than patients who had standard fentanyl/sevoflurane-based anesthesia.

To compare the perioperative course of patients undergoing OP-CABG surgery and receiving standard fentanyl/sevoflurane anesthesia and those anesthetized according to the institutional ERAS Cardio protocol with remifentanil, sevoflurane, and bilateral extensor spinae plane (ESP) block.

Material and methods
Design: a prospective, open-label, observational study performed in a tertiary health center. Participants: 30 consecutive patients undergoing off-pump coronary bypass graft surgery. Interventions: 15 patients had standard anesthesia with etomidate, fentanyl, and rocuronium for induction and fentanyl/sevoflurane for maintenance (standard group); 15 others had bilateral single shot ESP block, then etomidate, remifentanil and rocuronium for induction, and remifentanil/sevoflurane for maintenance of anesthesia.

Median time to extubation was 7.6 (5.5–12.5) h and 1.7 (1–3.25) h in “standard care” and ERAS groups, respectively (p = 0.00002). Length of stay in the intensive care unit was also shorter for patients in the ERAS group 20.5 (18–24) vs. 48 (42–48) h (p = 0.00001). Troponin concentration increased to a lesser extent in patients from the ERAS group: an increase of 151.8 (71.9–174.3) ng/ml vs. 253.8 (126.6–373.1) ng/ml, p = 0.008.

Remifentanil/sevoflurane anesthesia combined with bilateral ESP block shortens mechanical ventilation time and ICU stay, and decreases postoperative troponin-T concentration in patients undergoing off-pump coronary bypass graft surgery.


fentanyl, remifentanil, troponin T, nerve block, coronary bypass grafting, off pump

Quick links
© 2020 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe