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Table 4 Postoperative CK-MB level (IU/l)

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
Mean ± SDMean ± SD  
Immediate postoperative level (IU/l)25.8 ± 27.315.6 ± 12.60.018S
12 hours postoperative level (IU/l)16.8 ± 4.210.5 ± 2.3< 0.001HS
24 hours postoperative level (IU/l)12.8 ± 5.37.5 ± 2.6< 0.001HS
  1. HS highly significant (p value < 0.001), S significant (p value < 0.05), SD standard deviation, IU/l international units/liter
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