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Table 1 Baseline preoperative characteristics and comorbidities

From: Bleeding complications after cardiac surgery, before anticoagulation start and then with argatroban or heparin in the early postoperative setting

 Study populationheparin (H)argatroban (A)H vs. A: p-valueswitched (S)H vs. S: p-value
Number2151434329
 mean (SD)
o. % (n)
mean (SD)
o. % (n)
mean (SD)
o. % (n)
mean (SD)
o. % (n)
Male61% (131)64% (91)49% (21)n.s.66% (19)n.s.
Age (years)69,8 ± 10,768,6 ± 11,671,5 ± 8,4n.s.74,4 ± 7,20,01
BMI [kg/m2]28 ± 4,828 ± 428 ± 5n.s.29 ± 7n.s.
SAPS II Score28,5 ± 15,326 ± 1339 ± 14< 0,00127 ± 20n.s.
EuroSCORE 29 ± 9,18,6 ± 9,111,1 ± 10,1n.s.8,0 ± 7,1n.s.
Diabetes([%]29% (63)24% (35)35% (15)n.s.45% (13)0,04
Hb [g/dL]13,2 ± 2,013,3 ± 2,012,5 ± 1,90,0213,8 ± 1,6n.s.
End stage renal desease3% (6)3% (5)2% (1)n.s.0% (0)n.s.
Hepatic dysfunction5% (10)4% (6)2% (1)n.s.10% (3)n.s.
Chronic pulmonary disease17% (36)15% (21)19% (8)n.s.24% (7)n.s.
  1. Values reaching significance are merked bold