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Table 3 Comparison of diagnostic and therapeutic CXR values between different types of surgery

From: The value of routine chest radiographs after minimally invasive cardiac surgery: an observational cohort study

  PA MS BV CS p
  (n = 124) (n = 69) (n = 56) (n = 1102)  
CXRs with any finding, n (%) 80 (65) 22 (32) 41 (73) 540 (49) <0.005
CXRs with minor findings only, n (%)1 79 (56) 19 (28) 35 (63) 498 (45) <0.005
CXRs with major findings, n (%)1 11 (8.9) 3 (4.3) 6 (11) 42 (3.8) 0.010
CXRs with subsequent intervention, n (%)2 6 (4.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 17 (1.5) 0.056
  1. CXR = Chest Radiograph; PA = Port Access; MS = Mini-sternotomy; BV = Bilateral Video Assisted Thoracoscopy; CS = Conventional Sternotomy; n = Number.
  2. 1Diagnostic efficacy.
  3. 2Therapeutic efficacy.