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Table 2 Intraoperative and outcome measures

From: Feasibility of primary sternal plating for morbidly obese patients after cardiac surgery

  Sternal plate (n = 8) No sternal plate (n = 14) P value
Isolated CABG 3 (37.5) 13 (92.9) 0.005
Isolated AVR 1 (12.5) 1 (7.1) 0.67
Cardiopulmonary bypass time (min) 145 ± 57 98 ± 41 0.06
Myocardial ischemic time (min) 100 ± 46 58 ± 31 0.04
Time in OR (min) 362 ± 82 413 ± 60 0.15
Length of stay (d) 17 ± 5 11 ± 3 0.07
Morphine usage (mg/h) 1.3 ± 1.2 3.6 ± 2.3 0.008
Wound drainage 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
Sternal dehiscence 0 (0) 1 (7.1) 0.44
Mediastinitis 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
30-day mortality 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation or absolute number (percentage). CABG coronary artery bypass grafting, AVR aortic valve replacement, OR operating room