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Table 2 Comparison of postoperative recovery related indicators

From: Minimally invasive and conventional surgical treatment of primary benign cardiac tumors

Variables RAMT (n = 17) CMS (n = 33) P-value
Aorta cross-clamp time
(min)
30.2 ± 19.3 31.9 ± 22.5 0.715
Cardiopulmonary
bypass time (min)
71.9 ± 21.4 64.8 ± 27.4 0.667
Intensive care unit days 2.6 ± 1.3 3.1 ± 1.7 0.216
Intubation hours 17.4 ± 11.2 19.1 ± 20.6 0.408
Postoperative hospital days 15.3 ± 4.3 18.0 ± 12.1 0.08
Postoperative complications
 Renal insufficiency 0 1 0.340
 Atrial fibrillation 4 11 0.474
 Wound infection 0 2 0.542
Postoperative chest drainage (ml) 536 ± 159 773 ± 255 < 0.001
Transfusion rate 1 (5.9%) 11 (33.3%) 0.033
  1. RAMT right anterolateral minithoracotomy, CMS conventional media sternotomy