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Table 3 Recovery times after surgery

From: Use of continuous subcutaneous anesthetic infusion in cardiac surgical patients after median sternotomy

  Ropivacaine group Control group
Time to extubation(h) 6 (+/-2) 9 (+/-2)
First bowel movement(h) 4,3 7,4
ICU stay(h) 11,7 15,4
Time to sit on chair(h) 25,2 27,1
Time to walk(h) 38,4 54,7
LOS(d) 5,8 6,7