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Table 3 Propensity score-matched comparison of clinical factors

From: Long acting β2-adrenocepter agonists are not associated with atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection

Variables β2-agonists group (n = 67) Control group (n = 67) P-value
Age, years 71.4 ± 7.4 70.5 ± 8.5 0.503
Gender (male) 53 (79%) 52 (78%) 0.834
Comorbidities (HT/DL/DM/IHD) 19/8/9/3 18/9/10/3 NS
Smoking history 61 (91%) 59 (88%) 0.572
Surgical procedure (VATS) 22 (33%) 29 (43%) 0.213
Lung cancer staging (I/II/III/IV) 46/7/12/2 42/6/16/3 NS
VC, % predicted 95.7 ± 14.2 97.6 ± 16.9 0.475
FEV1, % predicted 70.6 ± 14.9 75.0 ± 17.0 0.108
FEV1/FVC, % 58.2 ± 8.6 60.2 ± 7.0 0.145
  1. Values are shown as numbers (%) or mean ± SD
  2. Abbreviations as in Table 1