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Table 3 Post-operative complications comparison between two group of patients(%)

From: Surgical repair via submammary thoracotomy, right axillary thoracotomy and median sternotomy for ventricular septal defects

Item Group A Group B Group C P
Cerebrovascular accident 0 0 0  
Small residual shunt 5 3 4  
Large residual shunt requiring reoperation 0 0 0  
Severe Arrhythmia     
Complete AVB 0 0 0  
Mobitz type II AVB 0 0 0  
Low cardiac output syndrome 0 0 0  
Pulmonary infection 5 7 9 P > 0.05
Surgical wound bad healing 4 0 1  
Pneumothorax 0 3 4 P < 0.05
Subcutaneous emphysema 0 2 3 P < 0.05
Thoracic deformity 7 0 0  
Pericardial effusion 2 0 0  
Pleural effusion 0 2 2  
Transient Arrhythmia 5 6 5