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Table 2 Preoperative and postoperative patient data.

From: Magnesium sulphate and amiodarone prophylaxis for prevention of postoperative arrhythmia in coronary by-pass operations

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 p
LIMA usage 64 (100%) 64 (100%) 64 (100%) NS
Saphenous graft usage 134 138 140 NS
Radial artery usage 1 (1.5%) 1 (1.5%) - NS
Mean number of grafts 3.1 ± 1.2 3.2 ± 1.4 3.1 ± 1.4 NS
Blood transfusion (units) 2 ± 1.5 2 ± 1.8 2 ± 1.8 NS
Duration of intubation (hours) 16.6 ± 3.3 15.2 ± 3.2 14.4 ± 3.5 NS
Duration of stay in intensive care unit 50.3 ± 5.3 49.2 ± 2.4 50 ± 5.5 NS
Discharge time (days) 7 ± 1 8 ± 2 7 ± 1 NS
Inotrope support 24 (37.5%) 20 (31.2%) 24 (37.5%) NS
Cross aortic clamp time (min) 82 ± 26 85 ± 22 80 ± 25 NS
Perfusion time (min) 104 ± 44 106 ± 30 100 ± 41 NS
  1. NS, not significant (p > 0.05).