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Table 3 Pre- and post-operative LVEF and cardiac output

From: Effect of morphine-induced postconditioning in corrections of tetralogy of fallot

  Postconditioning (n=44) Control (n=45) p
LVEF    
  Baseline data 0.62±0.17 0.64±0.15 0.5575
  Postoperative first day 0.57±0.15 0.51±0.13 0.0467
  Before discharge 0.63±0.18 0.60±0.16 0.4080
Cardiac output (L/min)    
  Baseline data 0.94±0.21 0.97±0.24 0.5323
  Postoperative first day 1.39±0.25 1.24±0.21 0.0029
  Before discharge 1.55±0.31 1.47±0.28 0.2046