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Table 2 Maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), mean ± SD, n = 36

From: Respiratory muscle strength is not decreased in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

  Preoperative Two months follow-up p-values
cmH2O cmH2O
(% predicted) (% predicted)
MIP 78 ± 24 73 ± 22 0.19
(87 % ± 25 %) (81 % ± 23 %)
MEP 122 ± 33 115 ± 38 0.18
(108 % ± 28 %) (101 % ± 30 %)