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Table 3 Postoperative variables

From: Long-term outcomes of pericardial strip versus prosthetic ring annuloplasty for secondary tricuspid regurgitation by a minimally invasive approach

Variable R-TAP group
N = 115
P-TAP group
N = 109
p
ICU stay (days) 3.9 ± 3.8 3.5 ± 2.7 0.5
TR grade 0 25 (21.7%) 21 (19.3%) 0.77
TR grade I+ 89 (77.4%) 88 (80.7%) 0.65
TR grade III+ 1 (0.9%) 0 0.99
Re-opening for bleeding 1 (0.9%) 1 (0.9%) 0.99
De novo AF 15 (13%) 12 (11%) 0.79
Wound infection 2 (1.7%) 1 (0.9%) 0.99
Respiratory failure or lung complicationsa 9 (7.8%) 7 (6.4%) 0.88
Cardiogenic shock 2 (1.7%) 1 (0.9%) 0.99
Gastrointestinal complication 1 (0.9%) 0 0.99
Renal insufficiencyb 5 (4.3%) 4 (3.7%) 0.99
Septic shock 1 (0.9%) 0 0.99
Infective endocarditis 0 0
Complete AV block 3 (2.6%) 2 (1.8%) 0.99
Hospital stay (days) 14.1 ± 10.8 12 ± 7.6 0.21
30-day mortality 1 (0.9%) 0 0.99
In hospital mortalityc 3 (2.6%) 1 (0.9%) 0.62
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± SD or n (%). There were no missing data
  2. ICU intensive care unit, AF atrial fibrillation, AV atrio-ventricular
  3. aRespiratory failure includes prolonged mechanical ventilation time (> 48 h), need for reintubation, and pneumonia; lung complications include persistent airspace or pneumothorax and significant pleural effusion
  4. bRenal insufficiency: blood creatinine ≥ 2 mg/dL
  5. cIn hospital mortality: defined as death before discharge