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Table 2 Intra- and postoperative results of patients receiving STARSIL® HEMOSTAT for sternal bleeding control

From: Use of a plant-based polysaccharide hemostat for the treatment of sternal bleeding after median sternotomy

Satisfactory bleeding control (n) 37 (97%)
Hemoglobin  
  Preop. (g/dL) 12.6 ± 1.2
  Direct postop. (g/dL) 9.1 ± 1.8
  On discharge (g/dL) 12.7 ± 1.6
Drainage 6 h (mL) 480 ± 380
Cell saver (ml) 360 ± 210
Blood units (U) 26/19 pts
Result of VAS 8.4 ± 1.4
  1. VAS: visual analogue scale.