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Table 1 Patient characteristics a

From: Introducing intravascular microdialysis for continuous lactate monitoring in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study

Characteristics Count Median Interquartile range
Sex Female 22   
  Male 56   
Age (years)   69 14
BMI   25.5 5.35
Ejection fraction (%)   50 10
Diabetic status No diabetes 57   
  Diabetes type 1 2   
  Diabetes type 2 19   
Surgical procedure CABG 33   
  AVR 24   
  AVR + CABG 7   
  MVR 2   
  MVR + CABG 1   
  Aortic graft 4   
  AVR + aortic graft 5   
  Other 2   
Time of extracorporeal circulation (min)   78 53
Time of aortic cross-clamping (min)   56 47
Vasoactive drugs None 4   
  NA 9   
  Nitro 30   
  NA + Nitro 29   
  NA + Nitro + A 1   
  NA + Nitro + Milrinone 1   
  NA + Nitro + Levosimendan 1   
  NA + Milrinone 1   
NA + Milrinone + A 1   
NA + Milrinone + Levosimendan 1   
Transfusions Red blood cells 44 2 4
  Plasma 16 0 1
  1. aA = Adrenalin, AVR = Aortic valve replacement, BMI = Body mass index, CABG = Coronary artery bypass grafting, MVR = Mitral valve replacement, NA = Noradrenalin, Nitro = Nitroglycerin. Information is provided as either count (number of patients) or median and interquartile range. For transfusions both the number of patients receiving either plasma or red blood cell transfusion as well as the median and interquartile range of the number of transfusions administered are presented.