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Table 2 Intraoperative data

From: Warm blood cardioplegia versus cold crystalloid cardioplegia for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with low ejection fraction

 Group I (no. = 50)Group II (no. = 50)p valueSignificance
Total bypass (min) (mean ± SD)85.3 ± 13.690.1 ± 12.50.069NS
Cross clamp (min) (mean ± SD)56.7 ± 19.358.2 ± 17.60.686NS
Average number of distal anastomoses (mean ± SD)3.2 ± 0.83.0 ± 0.50.137NS
Use of inotropic support [number of patients (%)]42 (84%)13 (26%)< 0.001HS
Use of IAB [no. (%)]8b (16%)1 (2%)0.014S
  1. HS highly significant (p value < 0.001), S significant (p value < 0.05), NS not significant (p value ≥ 0.05), min minutes, SD standard deviation, IAB intra-aortic balloon
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