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Table 2 Outcomes of study patients stratified by postoperative complication status

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

VariablesPostoperative complicationP value
Yes (N = 35)No (N = 53)
Postoperative ICU stay, days4.8 ± 2.42.1 ± 1.1< 0.001
Duration of chest drainage, days17.3 ± 8.39.2 ± 2.9< 0.001
Postoperative hospital stay, days24.0 ± 10.114.1 ± 3.4< 0.001
Postoperative NYHA functional class  0.085
I20 (57.1%)42 (79.2%) 
II14 (40.0%)10 (18.9%) 
III1 (2.9%)1 (1.9%) 
Mortality within 30 days0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)/
In-hospital deaths0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)/
  1. Values presented as mean ± standard deviation for continuous variables and N (percentage) for categorical variables
  2. ICU intensive care unit, NYHA New York Heart Association