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Table 7 Parameters of postoperative inotrope requirements

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

Parameter Control (n = 30) Perfusion (n = 30) IP (n = 30)
No of patients treated with ≥ 2 agents 8 5* 4*
Mean number of inotropic drugs 0.7 ± 0.8 0.5 ± 0.7 0.5 ± 0.7
Mean total duration of inotrope use (h) 8.8 ± 12.1 7.6 ± 13.4 6.6 ± 8.9
Mean dose of epinephrine (μg/kg/min) 0.014 ± 0.022 0.010 ± 0.019 0.008 ± 0.017
Mean dose of norepinephrine (μg/kg/min) 0.035 ± 0.025 0.028 ± 0.036 0.051 ± 0.045
Mean dose of dopamine (μg/kg/min) 0.75 ± 1.57 0.35 ± 1.14 0.89 ± 1.83
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation. CPB – cardiopulmonary bypass; IP – local ischemic preconditioning. *P < 0.05 versus Control.