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Table 2 Postoperative outcomes

From: Fifteen-year experience with pericardiectomy at a tertiary referral center

  Total
(n = 63)
Alive
(n = 47)
Dead
(n = 16)
p-value
Mortality
 1-year 6 (9.52)  
 3-year 9 (14.29)  
 5-year 13 (20.63)  
 Overall (10-year) 16 (25.40)    
LOSa, days 15.38 ± 16.68 13.38 ± 16.71 21.25 ± 15.63 0.0213
Postoperative Ventilation, hours 33.19 ± 71.93 27.67 ± 64.43 49.06 ± 90.69 0.7463
Reintubation 6 (9.52) 2 (4.26) 4 (25.00) 0.032
Surgical Site Infection 6 (9.52) 4 (8.51) 2 (12.50) 0.639
Sepsis 5 (7.94) 2 (4.26) 3 (18.75) 0.099
Bleeding 2 (3.17) 1 (2.13) 1 (6.25) 0.446
Pneumonia 7 (11.11) 3 (6.38) 4 (25.00) 0.063
Renal Failure 3 (5.66) 2 (4.65) 1 (10.00) 0.473
Readmission ≤30 Days 16 (25.40) 12 (25.53) 4 (25.00) > 0.999
Recurrent Pericarditis 3 (4.76) 3 (6.38) 0 0.564
NYHAb Class at First Encounter after Discharge     0.244
 I 36 (57.14) 27 (57.45) 9 (56.25)  
 II 9 (14.29) 8 (17.02) 1 (6.25)  
 III 6 (9.52) 3 (6.38) 3 (18.75)  
 IV 5 (7.94) 5 (10.64) 0  
 Not Available 7 (11.11) 4 (8.51) 3 (18.75)  
  1. Values are expressed as n(%) or mean + standard deviation unless otherwise noted
  2. alength of stay
  3. bNew York Heart Association