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Table 3 Intra-operative and postoperative information for pericardiectomy

From: Pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: single-center experience in China

Variable* Result (%)
Intraoperative information:  
 Thoracotomy 14(8.4)
 Median sternotomy 151(91.5)
 Cardiopulmonary bypass 24(15)
Concurrent operation  
 Mitral repair or replacement 5(3)
 Aortic replacement 1(0.6)
 Tricuspid repair 9(5.4)
 Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 3(1.8)
 Left atrial thrombus 1(0.6)
 Atrial septal defect repair 1(0.6)
CVP change, mmHg  
 Preoperative CVP 22.3 ± 5.9
 Postoperative CVP 9.8 ± 4.2
Postoperative complications  
Reopration for bleeding 4(2.4)
 Low output syndrome 17(10.3)
 Renal failure 5(3)
Mediastinitis 4(2.4)
 Pneumonia 4(2.4)
 Stroke 1(0.6)
Chylothorax 2(1.2)
Intra-Aortic balloon pump 3(1.8)
Intensive care unit stay, days 2.5 ± 1.7
Hospital stay, days 32 ± 13.9
In-hospital mortality 9(5.4)
  1. *Qualitative variables are presented as number(%) and results of continuous variables as mean ± standard deviation.
  2. CVP = central venous pressure.