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Table 3 Postoperative characteristics

From: Rapid deployment valve system shortens operative times for aortic valve replacement through right anterior minithoracotomy

Variable All pts.(n = 68) C-Group-(n = 25) R-Group(n = 43) p-value
Assisted ventilation (h) 11 (8–15) 12 (10–17) 11 (8–14) 0.14
Reoperation, n(%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) >0.5
Transfusion, n(%) 38 (57.4) 12 (48.0) 26 (60.5) >0.5
RBC, units 0 (0–2) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–2) >0.5
New–AF, n (%) 6 (8.8) 3 (12) 3 (7) >0.5
Temp. AVB III°,n(%) 3 (4.4) 0 (0) 3 (7.0) 0.29
Perm. AVB III°,n(%) 1 (1.5) 0 (0) 1 (2.3) >0.5
TND, n(%) 1(1.5) 1(4.0) 0 (0) 0.37
ICU stay, (d) 1(1–3) 1(1–3) 1(1–3) >0.5
30d mortality, n(%) 2(2.9) 0(0) 2 (4.7) >0.5
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD), median and interquartile range (IQR), or number of observations (n) with proportions (%)
  2. RBC red blood cell, New-AF new onset atrial fibrillation, Temp AVB III°, temporary atrioventricular block third degree; perm. AVB III° permanent atrioventricular block third degree, TND temporary neurological dysfunction, ICU intensive care unit