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Table 3 Postoperative outcomes

From: Surgery of ascending aorta with complex procedures for aortic dissection through upper mini-sternotomy versus conventional sternotomy

 Upper ministernotomy (n = 18)aMedian sternotomy (n = 18)aP value
RBC transfusion(U)4.6 ± 3.36.7 ± 5.70.042
Drainage volume (ml)764 ± 5491255 ± 7450.034
Pericardial puncture for late tamponade7 (0.33)1 (0.06)0.004
Ventilation (h)22 (13,88)45 (25,122)0.014
ICU stay(d)4.6 ± 2.77.9 ± 3.70.005
Hospital stay(d)8.2 ± 3.821.4 ± 11.90.001
New occurred renal failure (dialysis)2 (0.11)1 (0.06)1
Neurological complications2 (0.11)3 (0.17)1
Re-exploration1 (0.06)1 (0.06)1
Death1 (0.06)01
  1. RBC red blood cell, ICU intensive care unit
  2. aContinuous data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or median; categoric data as number (%)