Regional Anesthesia for Cardiothoracic Enhanced Recovery (RACER) Study

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03611374


The erector spinae plane block is a novel regional anesthetic technique that allows for analgesia of the thorax and abdomen with a peripheral nerve block. The goals of this study are to determine if bilateral erector spinae plane blocks (ESPB) after sternotomy for congenital heart repair in high risk children and adults can decrease outcomes such as duration of postoperative mechanical ventilation (MV), perioperative opioid consumption, days in the intensive care unit (ICU) and length of stay (LOS).

Official Title

Regional Anesthesia for Cardiothoracic Enhanced Recovery (RACER) for Patients Undergoing Sternotomy for Congenital Heart Repair

Stanford Investigator(s)

Thomas Caruso

Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

i) Ages 0-99 ii) Give consent/parental consent to participate in study iii) Patients
undergoing sternotomy for congenital heart repair surgeries

Exclusion Criteria:

i) Participants who do not consent or have parental consent ii) Patients who are clinically
unstable or require urgent/emergent intervention iii) Patients under 5kg


procedure: Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESPB)

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Ahtziri Fonseca