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Table 2 Impaired performance on neuropsychological tests in study group and practice group at 48 h after ablation

From: Incidence and risk factors of post-operative cognitive decline after ablation for atrial fibrillation

Variable Study group (n = 190) Practice group (n = 97) P value
CERAD-I 30 (15.8) 3 (3.1) 0.001*
CERAD-D 25 (13.2) 4 (4.1) 0.02*
Trail A (s) 22 (11.4) 2 (2.1) 0.01*
Trail B (s) 17 (8.9) 2 (2.1) 0.03*
Digit symbol substitution 6 (3.2) 1 (1.0) 0.43
Controlled oral word association 8 (4.2) 3 (3.1) 0.76
CERAD Semantic Fluency 6 (3.2) 4 (4.1) 0.74
Grooved Pegboard Test-D (s) 6 (3.2) 0 (0) 0.10
Grooved Pegboard Tes-N (s) 6 (3.2) 0 (0) 0.10
Combined Score (Z) 19 (10.0) 2 (2.1) 0.02*
  1. Values are presented as n (%)
  2. The asterisk indicates statistical significance