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Table 3 Intraoperative data

From: Decreased morbidity following long saphenous vein harvesting using a minimally invasive technique: a randomised controlled trial comparing two techniques for long saphenous vein harvest

  Group A Group B  
CPB time (mins: mean ± 1sd) 85 (23) 78 (15) ns
Theatre time (mins: mean ± 1sd) 200 (32) 192 (24) ns
Vein harvest site:    
Calf only 35 35  
Calf and thigh 3 4  
Total no of grafts (mean ± 1sd) 3.3 (0.7) 3.2 (0.5) ns
No of vein grafts (mean ± 1sd) 1.9 (0.7) 1.6 (0.5) ns
Length of vein harvested (cm: mean ± 1sd) 31 (13) 25 (9) p = 0.018
Length of wound (cm: mean ± 1sd) 35 (13) 16 (6) p < 0.001
Number of incisions (mean ± 1sd) 1.2 (0.4) 6.9 (2.7) p < 0.001
Vein harvest time (mins: median + IQR)    
Stage 1 16 (10) 11 (14) p = 0.01
Stage 2 9 (6) 2 (1) p < 0.001
Stage 3 2 (2) 2 (4) p = 0.5
Total 26 (16) 15 (22) p = 0.002