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Table 1 Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery

From: Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery

  CABG Valve Valve + CABG TA TA + CABG
Total 73,700 (cases) 26,597 23,136 4,726 17,441 1,800
DSWI Incidence 1.8 (%) 1.8 1.3 2.8 1.9 3.4
30 day mortality Total 9.7 (%) 5.2 10.5 10.0 14.1 17.7
Re-exploration for bleeding - 8.1 (%) 4.3 8.8 10.7 11.6 13.0
+ 23.0 (%) 18.2 22.9 0 26.9 31.3
Operative mortality Total 25.8 (%) 19.0 23.0 22.3 34.9 50.0
Re-exploration for bleeding - 22.0 (%) 17.5 20.7 22.1 30.5 43.5
+ 48.0 (%) 39.4 40.0 25.0 57.7 68.8
Duration until death Re-exploration for bleeding - 78.1 (days) 93.4 55.5 62.4 77.5 95.7
+ 68.2 (days) 62.1 62.2 41.5 67.2 90.0
  1. DSWI; deep sternal wound infection, CABG; coronary artery bypass graft, TA; thoracic aortic surgery.