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Table 3 Comparison of postoperative outcomes

From: Quantifying the learning curve for pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

  Overall Tercile P value
Variable (n = 134) T1 (n = 44) T2 (n = 45) T3 (n = 45) T1 vs. T3
30-day mortality 5 (3.7) 0 (0) 3 (6.6) 2 (4.4) 0.159
At least one complication 72 (44.4) 28 (63.6) 17 (37.8) 27 (60.0) 0.724
At least one pulmonary complication 19 (14.8) 5 (11.4) 7 (15.6) 7 (15.6) 0.563
At least one major complication 26 (20.3) 11 (25.0) 9 (20.0) 6 (13.3) 0.162
Residual mPAP >30 mmHg 11 (8.2) 4 (9.1) 4 (8.9) 3 (6.7) 0.671
30-day readmission rate 7 (5.2) 3 (6.8) 0 (0) 4 (8.9) 0.713
Length of hospital stay (d) 12.6 ± 9.0 12.8 ± 7.8 13.0 ± 11.7 11.8 ± 6.7 0.517
Length of ICU stay (d) 4.6 ± 4.7 4.5 ± 3.4 4.7 ± 5.6 4.6 ± 4.8 0.910
Duration on ventilator (d) 2.0 ± 3.0 1.6 ± 1.5 2.6 ± 4.5 1.8 ± 2.2 0.618
  1. Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation or numbers (percentages)
  2. ICU intensive care unit, mPAP mean pulmonary artery pressure