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Table 4 Perioperative mortality and morbidity

From: Should bioprostheses be considered the valve of choice for dialysis-dependent patients?

Variable Group B (n = 38) Group M (n = 35) P-value
Hospital mortality (30-day) 2(5.2%) 2(5.7%) NS
Perioperative myocardial infarction 3(7.9%) 3(8.6%) NS
Respiratory failure 2(5.2%) 2(5.7%) NS
Pacemaker placement 1(2.6%) 1(2.9%) NS
Re-exploration for bleeding 2(5.2%) 2(5.7%) NS
Cerebral vascular accident 1(2.6%) 1(2.9%) NS
Sepsis 1(2.6%) 1(2.9%) NS
Deep sternal wound infection 2(5.4%) 2(5.7%) NS
Gastrointestinal complications 1(2.6%) 2(5.7%) <0.05
Length of Intensive care unit stay (days) 3.5 ± 1.0 3.6 ± 1.2 NS
  1. Group B, Biprosthesis valve; Group M, Mechanical valve; NS, not significant.