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Table 2 Postoperative complications and early outcome by patients groups

From: How decisive is the number of distal arterial anastomoses in coronary bypass surgery?

Complications All Patients
(N = 3685)
One arterial graft
(N = 969)
Two arterial grafts (N = 1883) Three arterial grafts (N = 833) P Value
Myocardial infarction 63 (1.7%) 18 (1.9%) 24 (1.3%) 21 (2.5%) 0.064
Ventricular arythmia 35 (0.9%) 12 (1.2%) 15 (0.8%) 8 (0.9%) 0.514
Reoperation bleeding 51 (1.4%) 9 (0.9%) 23 (1.2%) 19 (2.3%) 0.034
Low cardiac output 31 (0.8%) 10 (1.1%) 15 (0.8%) 6 (0.7%) 0.736
Stroke 13 (0.4%) 4 (0.4%) 4 (0.2%) 5 (0.6%) 0.272
Mediastinitis 21 (0.6%) 2 (0.2%) 15 (0.8) 4 (0.5%) 0.129
Abdominal event 8 (0.2%) 1 (0.1%) 4 (0.2%) 3 (0.4%) 0.504
Pneumonia 21 (0.6%) 5 (0.5%) 9 (0.5%) 7 (0.8%) 0.495
All complications 243 (6.6%) 61 (6.3%) 109 (5.8%) 73 (8.8%) 0.014
Early mortality 59 (1.6%) 21 (2.1%) 27 (1.4%) 11 (1.3%) 0.432
Cardiac Causes 33 (56%) 12 (57%) 14 (52%) 7 (64%) 0.794