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Table 2 Clinical characteristics and sternal healing in different sternal closure groups

From: Analysis of sternal healing after median sternotomy in low risk patients at midterm follow-up: retrospective cohort study from two centres

 Plates(N = 25)Wires(N = 19)P value
Age (year)48.2 ± 13.255.2 ± 10.00.06
Male10/2513/190.06
Weight (Kg)60.6 ± 13.263.0 ± 8.30.51
BMI (Kg/m2)22.73 ± 4.3522.97 ± 2.360.83
Unilateral internal mammary artery free4/255/190.40
Extracorporeal circulation20/2516/190.72
Drainage on the first day (mL)450.0 ± 280.1421.3 ± 203.90.68
Total Drainage (mL)721.0 ± 397.6840.8 ± 576.90.32
Chest tube removal time (day)3.7 ± 1.04.0 ± 1.30.41
Postoperative ventilation time (hour)18.5 ± 8.620.1 ± 9.40.85
Sternal healed18/2511/190.33
Manubrium segment healed23/2517/191.00
Top of aortic arch segment healed21/2518/190.37
Aortopulmonary window segment healed20/2511/190.18
Main pulmonary artery segment healed10/2511/190.36
Aortic root segment healed9/256/191.00