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Table 3 Characteristics of the propensity-matched cohort

From: Effect of Del Nido cardioplegia on ventricular arrhythmias after cardiovascular surgery

  DNC group
(n = 163)
STH group
(n = 163)
Statistic P value
Type of Surgery     0.878
Heart Valve Surgery 95 (58.28%) 93 (57.06%)   
Isolated CABG 20 (12.27%) 14 (8.59%)   
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery 15 (9.20%) 16 (9.82%)   
CABG + Heart Valve Sugery 17 (10.43%) 18 (11.04%)   
Heart Valve Surgery + Aortic Aneurysm Surgery 6 (3.68%) 7 (4.29%)   
CABG + Aortic Aneurysm Surgery 2 (1.23%) 2 (1.23%)   
Other procdures 8 (4.91%) 13 (7.98%)   
OP time(hrs) 4.15 ± 1.01 4.13 ± 1.28 − 0.199 0.843
AB time(min) 75.00 (58.50,90.50) 73.00 (57.50,91.50) 0.577# 0.564
CBP time(min) 111.00 (90.50,130.00) 106.00 (85.00,134.00) − 0.802# 0.422
K+max (mmol/L) 4.91 ± 0.54 4.91 ± 0.54 − 0.064 0.949
post-EF (%) 60.00 (50.50,62.00) 59.00 (48.50,61.00) − 1.119# 0.263
post-Cr max(umol/L) 93.00 (75.85,122.50) 91.00 (72.65,136.50) − 0.585# 0.558
TnT(ng/mL) 352.70 (221.75,582.65) 334.50 (180.85,603.65) − 0.563# 0.573
CK-MB (U/L) 44.00 (30.00,61.50) 41.00 (26.50,57.00) − 0.954# 0.340
CK (U/L) 573.00 (438.00,865.50) 600.00 (405.50,855.50) − 0.091# 0.927
TnI (ng/mL) 0.57 (0.17,1.52) 0.60 (0.22,1.61) − 0.641# 0.522
NT-proBNP (pg/mL) 1013.31 (293.29,2425.86) 1061.30 (350.55,3060.15) − 0.500# 0.617
Lac(mmol/L) 2.90 (1.85,3.90) 2.80 (2.00,3.65) − 0.152# 0.879
Atrial Fibrillation (n, %) 34 (20.86%) 37 (22.70%) 0.072 0.788
Ventricular Arrhythmia (n, %) 24 (14.72%) 41 (25.15%) 4.919 0.027
Length of ICU stay(day) 1.97 ± 1.58 2.55 ± 2.36 2.584 0.0103
  1. Type of Surgery between groups was compared with Fisher’s Exact Test without statistic reported
  2. Abbreviations as in Table 1