The Beneficial Effect of Hypnosis in Elective Cardiac Surgery: A Preliminary Study


Akgul A., Guner B., Cirak M., Celik D., Hergunsel O., Bedirhan S.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.64, no.7, pp.581-588, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0036-1580623
  • Journal Name: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-588
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background Single-session hypnosis has never been evaluated as a premedication technique in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the beneficial effects of clinical hypnotherapy on perioperative anxiety, pain perception, sedation, and necessity for ventilator assistance in patients undergoing CABG.