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Table 4 Pre- and postoperative serum levels of brain natriuretic peptide (ng/ml)

From: New technique of local ischemic preconditioning induction without repetitive aortic cross-clamping in cardiac surgery

Time point Control (n = 30) Perfusion (n = 30) IP (n = 30)
Before surgery 41.6 ± 25.5 33.7 ± 25.1 43.8 ± 40.1
24 h after surgery 268.2 ± 129.2 310.2 ± 210.3 267.0 ± 200.3
7 days after surgery 147.5 ± 59.5 171.0 ± 98.2 160.0 ± 82.6
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation. IP – local ischemic preconditioning.