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Table 3 Postoperative data

From: Surgery for severe aortic stenosis with low transvalvular gradient and poor left ventricular function – a single centre experience and review of the literature

  LG-Group HG-Group
Mechanical ventilation (h, mean, range) 13 (6–48) 22 (6–72)
CVVH 2 pts (15%) 4 pts (23%)
Rethoracotomy for bleeding 3 pts (23%) 2 pts (11%)
Permanent a-v block III° 1 pt (7%) 1 pt (6%)
IABP 2 pts (15%) 3 pts (17%)
ICU stay (d, mean, range) 3.7 (1–12) 5.4 (2–19)
Mortality 1 pt (7%) 1 pt (6%)
  1. CVVH continuous veno-venous hemofiltration, d days, h hours, HG high gradient, IABP intraaortic balloon pump, ICU intensive care unit, LG low gradient