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Table 2 Patient profiles and operation profiles

From: Two approaches for repeat cardiac surgery

  Sternotomy group Thoracotomy group P value
Age, years 45.9 ± 18.0 53.4 ± 14.8 0.004
Sex(M/F), n 75/71 16/46 0.001
Operation interval, months 136.2 ± 117.0 162.2 ± 101.4 0.13
Operation time, minutes 502 ± 169 395 ± 106 <0.001
ACC time, minutes 119 ± 60 100 ± 37 0.069
CPB time, minutes 199 ± 99 144 ± 68 <0.001
Adhesion dissection time, minutes 177 ± 67 138 ± 44 <0.001
Bleeding control time, minutes 139 ± 83 110 ± 35 0.009
Mortality rate,%(n) 6.8% (10/146) 8.1% (5/62) 0.757
Hctind,% 35.8 ± 4.6 35.8 ± 4.4 0.919
HctpreCPB,,% 33.2 ± 5.0 34.4 ± 4.7 0.103
RBC trasfusion, packs (1 pack = 400 ml) 0.5 ± 1.2 0.1 ± 0.5 0.001
Chest tube drainage(8 hrs), ml 466.2 ± 413.4 312.1 ± 199.2 <0.001
  1. Abbreviation: M, male; F, female; ACC, aortic cross clamp; CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; Hctind, hematocrit just after anesthesia induction; . HctpreCPB, hematocrit just before the cardiopulmonary bypass institution; RBC, red blood cell.