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Table 4 Postoperative data

From: Less invasive coronary artery revascularization with a minimized extracorporeal circulation system: preliminary results of a comparative study with off-pump-procedures

  Mini-HLM OPCAB Total p-Wert
Ventilation time (min) 15,4 ± 7,9 13,4 ± 3,8 14,6 ± 6,7 0,113
Total chest tube drainage (ml) 1266 ± 707 1039 ± 449 1178 ± 628 0,057
ICU stay (d) 2,6 ± 1,3 2,6 ± 2,3 2,6 ± 1,7 0,880
In-hospital stay (d) 12,5 ± 7,1 11,5 ± 9,3 12,1 ± 8,0 0,534
Transfusion of PRBC 1,4 ± 1,9 0,8 ± 1,2 1,2 ± 1,7 0,090
Transfusion of FFP 0,74 ± 1,9 0,6 ± 1,3 0,7 ± 1,7 0,651
Transfusion of platetets 0,3 ± 0,6 0,1 ± 0,4 0,2 ± 0,5 0,270
Catecholaminergic support     
  Norepinephrine 3,7 ± 3,9 12,3 ± 58,5 7,0 ± 36,3 0,218
  Epinephrine 0 1,3 ± 7,9 0,5 ± 4,9 0,161
  Dobutamine 288 ± 327 195 ± 370 253 ± 346 0,161
  Milrinone 0 0,8 ± 5,3 0,3 ± 3,3 0,210
Symptomatic transitory psychotic syndrome 4 (5,4%) 0 4 (3,3%) 0,297
Cerebral vascular accident 2 (2,7%) 0 2 (1,7%) 0,523
Atrial fibrillation 30 (41,7%) 21 (45,7%) 51 (43,2%) 0,706
Use of class III antiarrhythmics 15 (20,5%) 7 (15,2%) 22 (18,5%) 0,629
Readmission to the ICU 3 (4,1%) 1 (2,2%) 4 (3,3%) 1,0
Reintubation 1 (1,4%) 1 (2,2%) 2 (1,7%) 1,0
Sepsis 1 (1,4%) 1 (2,2%) 2 (1,7%) 1,0
Creatinine 24–48 hours after surgery (mg/dl) 1,15 ± 0,38 1,06 ± 0,37 1,12 ± 0,38 0,202
CVVH 0 0 0  
Deep sternal wound infection 6 (8,1%) 2 (4,3%) 8 (6,7%) 0,709
Sternal instability 3 (4,1%) 1 (2,2%) 4 (3,3%) 1,0
Hospital mortality 0 0 0  
Perioperative myocardial infarction 0 0 0  
CPR 0 0 0  
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CVVH continuous veno-venous hemodialysis, FFP fresh frozen plasma, ICU intensive care unit, PRBC packed red blood cells.