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Table 3 Postoperative data of patients surviving the operation

From: Aortic root surgery in septuagenarians: impact of different surgical techniques

Variable MECH-group
n = 49
BIO-group
n = 22
REIMPL-group
n = 22
All
n = 95
p-value
ICU stay (days)      
   mean ± SD 3.8 ± 6.2 3.7 ± 4 3.2 ± 4.7 3.6 ± 5.3 n.s.
   range 1–37 1–15 1–23 1–37  
artificial ventilation (hours)      
   mean ± SD 112 ± 187 64 ± 93 45 ± 87.8 79 ± 137 n.s.
   range 24–792 12–360 11–160 11–192  
blood loss (ml) 1128 ± 914 926 ± 882 833 ± 650 999 ± 839 n.s.
red blood cells (units) 2.5 ± 2.8 3.9 ± 3.5 2.9 ± 2 3.2 ± 3 n.s.
fresh frozen plasma (units) 3 ± 2.1 3.4 ± 1.9 2.7 ± 1.86 3.1 ± 1.9 n.s.
rethoracotomy, n (%) 6 (11.8) 5 (22.7) 1 (4.5) 12 (12.9) n.s.
LCO, n (%) 2 (3.9) 1 (4.5) 0 5 n.s.
MOF, n (%) 3 (5.9) 3 (13.6) 0 6 n.s.
MI, n (%) 0 1 (4.5) 0 1 n.s.
Stroke, n (%) 1 (2) 1 (4.5) 0 3 n.s.
Pneumonia, n (%) 4 (7.8) 0 0 3 n.s.
Sepsis, n (%) 4 (7.8) 1 (4.5) 0 5 n.s
Pulmonary insufficiency, n (%) 7 (13.7) 8 (36.4) 1 (4.5) 16 0.013
Hospital mortality, n (%) 9 (17.6) 3 (13.5) 0 12 (12.6) 0.004
  1. ICU, intensiv care unit; LCO, low cardiac output; MOF, multiorgan failure; MI, myocardial infarction.