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Table 3 Postoperative characteristics

From: The efficacies of modified mechanical post conditioning on myocardial protection for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting

   MMPOC (n = 39) Control (n = 40) P Value
Postoperative inotropes n (%) 19 (48) 32 (80) 0.004
IABP n (%) 2 (5) 4 (10) 0.675
Bleeding (ml) Mean ± SD 569.2 ± 120.5 545.6 ± 97.1 0.214
Mechanical Ventilation (hrs) Mean ± SD 12.0 ± 3.22 15.6 ± 3.21 0.818
ICU (hrs) Mean ± SD 15.8 ± 2.3 18.8 ± 3.7 0.000
Postoperative MI n (%) 3 (7.7) 5 (12.5) 0.712
Hospitalization (days) Mean ± SD 7.5 ± 1.6 9.1 ± 2.1 0.001
Wound Infection n (%) 4 (10) 2 (5) 0.432
Atrial Fibrillation n (%) 6 (15) 5 (12.5) 0.711
In-hospital mortality n (%) 0 (0) 2 (5.0) 0.499
  1. MMPOC = modified mechanical post-conditioning, IABP = intra aortic balloon pump, ICU = intensive care unit, SD = Standard Deviation.
  2. Nominal variables were assessed by Chi square test or Fisher’s Exact test, where applicable. Continuous and ordinal variables were evaluated between two groups by Student’s t test and Mann–Whitney U test, respectively.