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Table 3 Postoperative complications

From: Elective minimally invasive coronary artery bypass: Shunt or tournique occlusion? Assessment of a protective role of perioperative left anterior descending shunting on myocardial damage. A prospective randomized study

Postoperative complications TO group, n = 18 ILS group, n = 17 p-value
Blood losses†, ml 325; 300–450 350; 300–450 0.91
Rethoracotomy for bleeding, n 1 (5.6) 0 (0) 1.00
New atrial fibrillation, n 4 (22.2) 4 (23.5) 1.00
Low cardiac output    
IABP necessary, n 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
Prolonged catecholamines > 24 hours, n 4 (22.2) 2 (11.8) 0.66
Pleural effusion, n 1 (5.6) 0 (0) 1.00
  1. † Values are expressed as median; 95%LCL-95%UCL.
  2. Values in parentheses are percentages.
  3. TO = tournique occlusion; ILS = intraluminal-left anterior descending shunt; IABP = intraaortic balloon pump; LCL = lower confidence limit; UCL = upper confidence limit.