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Table 3 Postoperative results

From: Mitral valve replacement in mitral stenosis; the problem of small left ventricle

Postoperative resultsSmall LV group (N = 86)Normal or dilated LV group (N = 98)P-value
Duration of mechanical ventilation (hours)6.46 ± 1.386.08 ± 1.360.06
Duration of ICU stay (days)3.76 ± 1.053.48 ± 1.080.07
Total hospital stay (days)8.87 ± 1.188.59 ± 0.900.07
Postoperative complications
 Renal failure2 (2.5%)3 (3%)0.75
 Cerebrovascular stroke1 (1%)0.53
 Heart failure10 (11.6%)2 (2%)0.008
  Re-exploration for bleeding1 (1.16%)0.47
In-hospital mortality3 (3.4%)0.10