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Table 2 Early outcomes and variables of perioperative blood loss of the unadjusted cohort

From: Blood consumption in total arterial coronary artery bypass grafting

VariableEntire cohort
N = 595
Total arterial CABG
N = 419 (70.4%)
Mixed CABG
N = 176 (29.6%)
p value
Early postoperative outcomes
 All-cause 30-day mortality3 (0.5%)1 (0.2%)2 (1.1%)0.16
 Postoperative MI1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)0 (0.0%)0.52
 Postoperative stroke8 (1.3%)6 (1.4%)2 (1.1%)0.78
 Sternal infection3 (0.5%)2 (0.5%)1 (0.6%)0.89
 Return for bleeding7 (1.2%)2 (0.5%)5 (2.8%)0.015
Incidence of transfusions
 EC-transfusion104 (17.5%)51 (12.2%)53 (30.1%)< 0.001
 TC-transfusion15 (2.5%)6 (1.4%)9 (5.1%)0.006
 FFP-transfusion23 (3.9%)10 (2.4%)13 (7.4%)0.003
Transfused units
 EC-units (95th percentile)325< 0.001
 TC-units (97th percentile)0020.007
 FFP-units (97th percentile)2030.003
  1. EC erythrocyte concentrate, FFP fresh frozen plasma, MI myocardial infarction, TC thrombocyte concentrate