Skip to main content

Table 1 Postoperative complication after pericardiectomy in study patients

From: Predictors of postoperative complication and prolonged intensive care unit stay after complete pericardiectomy in tuberculous constrictive pericarditis

ComplicationN = 35
Hypoalbuminemiaa23 (65.7%)
Low cardiac outputb11 (31.4%)
Pneumonia7 (20.0%)
Atrial fibrillation3 (8.6%)
Wound infection2 (5.7%)
Liver dysfunctionc2 (5.7%)
Hypokalemia2 (5.7%)
Pulmonary embolism1 (2.9%)
  1. Values presented as N (percentage)
  2. There were 16 patients suffering two or more postoperative complications
  3. aThe definition of hypoalbuminemia was the level of albumin lower than 30 g/L
  4. bThe definition of low cardiac output included cardiac index less than 2.0 L/min/m2 and systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg, in conjunction with signs of tissue hypoperfusion in the absence of hypovolemia
  5. cThe definition of liver dysfunction included alanine aminotransferase > 50 U/L, aspartate aminotransferase > 40 U/L or rising of bilirubin in the blood