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Table 1 Patient characteristics and outcomes (n = 63)

From: Quality of life after carotid endarterectomy

Variable  
Age in years, median (P25–75) 70 (60–75)
Age group, n (%)  
   ≥ 65 years 43 (68)
   < 65 years 20 (32)
Sex, n (%)  
   Male 48 (76)
   Female 15 (24)
Body Mass Index in Kg/m2, median (P25–P75) 25 (24–28)
General anesthesia/Regional anesthesia, n. (%) 24 (38)/39 (62)
Duration of anesthesia (min.) median (P25–P75) 160 (140–180)
Temperature at admission on PACU, mean ± sd 35.8 ± 0.81
Troponin I at admission, mean ± sd 0.027 ± 0.22
Hypertension, n (%) 60 (95)
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 53 (84)
Ischemic heart disease, n (%) 41 (65)
Congestive heart disease, n (%) 5 (8)
Cerebrovascular disease, n (%) 34 (54)
Insulin therapy for diabetes, n (%) 3 (5)
Preoperative serum creatinine > 2 mg/dl 1 (2)
Total RCRI, mean ± sd 1.35 ± 0.85
High-risk patients, n (%) 14 (22.2)
Neurological evaluation  
   Asymptomatic 13 (21)
   Severe bilateral carotid disease 19 (30)
   Amaurosis 4 (6)
   Transient ischaemic attack 15 (24)
   Stroke with full recovery 6 (10)
   Stroke with residual deficit 13 (21)
Katz scale, mean ± sd 0.22 ± 0.72
Dependency in I-ADL, n (%) 7 (11)
Lawton I-ADL scale, mean ± sd 6.1 ± 1.9
Dependency in P-ADL, n (%) 14 (22)
SAPS II, median (P25–75) 16 (12–21)
APACHE II, median (P25–75) 7 (6–10)
PACU length of stay (hours), median (P25–75) 21 (16–22)
Hospital length of stay (days), median (P25–75) 5 (4–7)
Mortality in PACU, n (%) 0 (0)
Mortality in hospital, n (%) 3 (4.8)
  1. RCRI, Revised Cardiac Risk Index I-ADL, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; P-ADL, Personal Activities of Daily Living; SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score, PACU, Post Anesthesia Care Unit; P25 and P75 are the 25th and 75th percentiles.