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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Automated fastener versus manually tied knots in minimally invasive mitral valve repair: impact on operation time and short- term results

Characteristic Manual Cor-Knot p
No. of patients 30 30 n.s.
Age 56.13 ± 16.11 58.8 ± 13.84 n.s.
Male 24 (80 %) 17 (57 %) n.s.
Female 6 (20 %) 13 (43 %) n.s.
BMI 25.96 ± 3.58 24.95 ± 6.38 n.s.
Height 176 ± 9.1 174 ± 10.3 n.s.
Weight 80.5 ± 12.1 76.5 ± 20.4 n.s.
Diabetes 1 (3.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) n.s.
Smokers 4 (13.3 %) 2 (6.6 %) n.s.
Dyslipidemia 6 (19.9 %) 9 (29.7 %) n.s.
Hypertension 15 (49.5 %) 22 (72.6 %) n.s.
Anterior leaflet prolapse 3 (10 %) 22 (72.6 %) n.s.
Anterior leaflet prolapse 3 (10 %) 4 (13.3 %) n.s.
Ejection fraction 60.73 ± 9.20 58.8 ± 8.63 n.s.
Euroscore 2 1.03 ± 0.64 1.21 ± 0.85 n.s.