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Table 4 Post-operative outcomes

From: Del Nido Cardioplegia can be safely administered in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting surgery after acute myocardial infarction: a propensity matched comparison

  WB dN p
n 40 40  
Postoperative inotropic support 26 (65%) 28 (70%) 0.152
Number of inotropes 1.9 ± 1 2.0 ± 0.9 0.449
Dobutamine dose (μ/kg/min) 4.2 ± 1.1 6.0 ± 1.4 0.124
Norepinephrine dose (μ/min) 4.0 ± 2.6 3.6 ± 2.7 0.592
Vasopressin dose (units/hr) 2.4 ± 1.5 2.7 ± 1.5 0.600
Milrinone dose (μ/kg/min) 0.3 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.1 0.057
Ventilation duration (hours) 44.7 ± 87 30.6 ± 47 0.373
Total PRBC Transfusion (mean) (units) 2.3 ± 2.4 1.3 ± 1.5 0.033
ICU stay (days) 7.5 ± 14 4.0 ± 3.0 0.133
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 20.2 ± 24 12.4 ± 9.0 0.048
  1. Values are means ± SD, or counts (%). PRBC-packed red blood cells, ICU-intensive care unit.