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Cardioprotection of Electroacupuncture for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery on Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Replacement with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Randomized Control Clinical Trial

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Title

Cardioprotection of Electroacupuncture for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery on Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Replacement with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Randomized Control Clinical Trial

Journal Publication

Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)

Date

2017

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

HEART valves -- Surgery
CONVALESCENCE -- Evaluation
ACUPUNCTURE points
CARDIOPULMONARY bypass
Electroacupuncture
REIMPLANTATION (Surgery)
RANDOMIZED controlled trials

Abstract

We attempted to investigate cardioprotection of electroacupuncture (EA) for enhanced recovery after surgery on patientsundergoing heart valve replacement with cardiopulmonary bypass. Forty-four patients with acquired heart valve replacement were
randomly allocated to the EA group or the control group. Patients in the EA group received EA stimulus at bilateral Neiguan
(PC6), Ximen (PC4), Shenting (GV24), and Baihui (GV20) acupoints twenty minutes before anesthesia induction to the end of
surgery.The primary end point was cardioprotection effect of electroacupuncture postoperatively and the secondary endpoints were
quality of recovery and cognitive functioning postoperatively. The present study demonstrated that electroacupuncture reduced
the occurrence of complications and played a role of cardioprotective effect on patients after heart valve replacement surgery with
cardiopulmonary bypass, and it benefits patients more comfortable and contributes to recovery after surgery.

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Accession Number: 121302083; Source Information: 2/16/2017, p1; Subject Term: HEART valves -- Surgery; Subject Term: CONVALESCENCE -- Evaluation; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: CARDIOPULMONARY bypass; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: CARDIAC surgery; Subject Term: REIMPLANTATION (Surgery); Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 10p; ; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 4 Charts, 3 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article;

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