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Table 3 Postoperative data

From: Minimal access median sternotomy for aortic valve replacement in elderly patients

  Patients n = 58
Mechanical ventilation time (min) 274 ± 143
ICU stay (d) 1.9 ± 0.9
Hospital stay (d) 6.0 ± 1.2
Reoperation for bleeding (n) 1
Pacemaker implantation (n) 0
30 day mortality (n) 0
Sternal wound infection (n) 0
Prosthetic valve endocarditis (n) 0