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Table 6 Fast track recovery criteria

From: Regional analgesia techniques for effective recovery from coronary artery bypass surgeries: a retrospective study involving the experience of a single center

  All patients
(N:221)
RA ( +)
(N:179)
RA (−)
(N:41)
Length of stay in CICU (h) (m ± SD) 22.7 ± 6.9 21.8 ± 6.4* 26.5 ± 7.8
First mobilization time (h) (m ± SD) 20.3 ± 6.5 19.6 ± 6.2+ 24.2 ± 7.6
Time to discharge (d) (m ± SD) 4.7 ± 1.9 4.7 ± 2 4.9 ± 1.5
  1. CICU cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit, RA regional anesthesia, N number
  2. h hour, d day, m mean, SD standard deviation
  3. *p < 0.05 Length of stay in CICU is shorter in patients undergoing regional analgesia
  4. +p < 0.05 First mobilization time is shorter in patients undergoing regional analgesia