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Table 5 Results

From: Outcomes in cardiac surgery in 500 consecutive Jehovah's Witness patients: 21 year Experience

RESULTS Group A Group B P
30 Day Mortality 3 1 >0.05
Reoperation following bleeding 4 3 >0.05
Acute MI (tropoponine + CPK MB) 2 1 >0.05
Mediastinitis 0 0 >0.05
Stroke 1 0 >0.05
Renal Failure (creatinine level > 2 mg/dL) 18 14 >0.05
Atrial Fibrillation 20 24 >0.05
Ultra-fast Track 0 77 < 0.001
ICU stay (Days) 3 +/-1 4 +/-1 >0.05
Mechanical Ventilation (hrs) 8 +/- 4 2 +/- 1 < 0.001
Hospitalization >7 days 32 18 < 0.001
  1. CPK (creatinin phosphokinase), ICU (intensive care unit).