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Table 2 Baseline Data

From: Long-term results of radical pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in Korean population

Profile Conventional group Radical group P value
Number of patients, n 37 53  
Age, years 52.4 ± 17.2 53.7 ± 13.5 .976a
Male: Female, n 26: 11 39: 14 .730b
Hypertension, n (%) 7 (18.9%) 9 (17.0%) .813b
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 5 (13.5%) 7 (13.2%) 1.000c
Chronic renal failure, n (%) 3 (8.1%) 2 (3.8%) .398c
Cerebrovascular accident, n (%) 3 (8.1%) 1 (1.9%) .302c
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 12 (32.4%) 19 (35.8%) .737b
Liver cirrhosis, n (%) 13 (35.1%) 15 (28.3%) .491b
Ascites, n (%) 20 (54.1%) 28 (52.8%) .909b
Previous open heart surgery, n (%) 4 (10.8%) 6 (11.3%) 1.000c
NYHA class I ~ II: III ~ IV, n 23: 14 40: 13 .175b
Serum hemoglobin, g/dL 11.4 (10.2, 13.0) 13.9 (11.9, 14.9) .052d
Serum sodium, mEq/L 137.0 (134.0, 139.0) 138.6 (137.0, 140.0) .019d
Serum albumin, g/dL 3.7 ± .6 3.9 ± .5 .253a
Serum bilirubin, mg/dL 0.9 (0.6, 1.4) 1.3 (0.8, 1.6) .885*d
Serum creatinine, mg/dL 1.1 (0.8, 1.4) 1.0 (0.8, 1.1) .539d
MELD score 12 (8, 16) 11 (9, 13) .318d
Serum NT-proBNP, pg/ml 1324.0 (343.5, 1690.0) 582.1 (275.6, 688.9) .066d
Preoperative CVP, mmHg 18.5 ± 6.1 16.2 ± 4.8 .032a
Pericardial thickening, n (%) 29 (80.6%) 49 (96.1%) < .001b
EuroSCORE 3.0 (2.0, 6.0) 3.0 (2.0, 4.0) .527d
Logistic EuroSCORE 2.3 (1.5, 4.3) 2.1 (1.5, 3.5) .970d
  1. aStudent’s t-test; bChi-squared test; cFisher’s exact test; dMann-Whitney test; CVP, central venous pressure; MELD, model for end-stage liver disease; NT-proBNP, N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide; NYHA, New York Heart Association