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Table 3 Lung function values, mean ± SD, n = 36

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

  Preoperative Two months follow-up p-values
litre litre
(% predicted) (% predicted)
VC 4.1 ± 0.9 3.9 ± 0.9 0.009
(92 % ± 15 %) (87 % ± 16 %)
FEV1 3.0 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 0.7 0.001
(93 % ± 18 %) (88 % ± 19 %)
IC 2.9 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.6 <0.001
(87 % ± 21 %) (79 % ± 21 %)
  1. FEV 1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 s, IC Inspiratory capacity, VC Vital capacity
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