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Table 2 Postoperative clinical data

From: Children undergoing cardiac surgery for complex cardiac defects show imbalance between pro- and anti-thrombotic activity

Parameter TCPC group
Mean ± SEM
BV repair group
Mean ± SEM
Inotropic support (μg/kg per minute)   
   Dopamine 4.85 ± 0.09 4.74 ± 0.27
   Epinephrine 0.09 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.03
   Dobutamine 5.15a 7.39 ± 1.32b
   Sodium nitroprusside 0.98 ± 0.07 0.81 ± 0.21
Duration of mechanical ventilation (days) 5.3 ± 1.2 2.0 ± 0.8
Duration of intensive care treatment (days) 12.9 ± 2.5 3.6 ± 0.8
Blood transfusions up to four hours postoperatively (ml/kg) Mean ± SEM Mean ± SEM
   Erythrocytes 8.9 ± 1.3 11.6 ± 5.1
   Human albumin 5% 12.0 ± 4.0 11.0 ± 4.3
   Fresh frozen plasma 11.9 ± 0.6 8.3 ± 1.1
   CPB blood 16.2 ± 6.1 8.3 ± 1.4
Blood transfusions 4 to 24 hours postoperatively (ml/kg) Mean ± SEM Mean ± SEM
   Erythrocytes 90.0a 9.0 ± 1.7
   Human albumin 5% 22.4 ± 3.7 7.2 ± 0.4
   Fresh frozen plasma 11.7 ± 1.3  
   CPB blood   11.2a
  1. aOne patient; bthree patients. BV, biventricular; CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; SEM, standard error of the mean; TCPC, total cavopulmonary connection.