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Table 2 Occurrence of postoperative bleeding complications overall split into before and after start of anticoagulation, and summing up

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
number215
100% (215/215)
143
66.5% total (143/215)
43
20% total (43/215)
 29
13.5% total (29/215)
 
postoperative bleeding complication before initiation of anticoagulation14.4% (31/215)7.7% group (11/143)32.5% group (14/43) 20.7% group (6/29) 
5.1% total (11/215)6.5% total (14/215)2.8% total (6/215)
postoperative bleeding complication after initiation of anticoagulation12.1% (26/215)9.8% group (14/143)14.0% group (6/43)n.s. (0.413)20.7% group (6/29)n.s. (0.113)
6.5% total (14/215)2.8% total (6/215)2.8% total (6/215)
postoperative bleeding complication total26.5% (57/215)17.5% group (25/143)46.5% group (20/43)< 0.00141.4% group (12/29)0.011
11.6% total (25/215)9.3% total (20/215)5.6% total (12/215)
  1. Values reaching significance are merked bold