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Table 3 Demographic data (median and corresponding interquartile range)

From: A specialized post-anaesthetic care unit improves fast-track management in cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized trial

  PACU group (n = 100) ICU group (n = 100) P value
Patients (n) 100 100  
Age (years) 65 [55; 72] 66 [57; 72] 0.61
Gender (male/female) 64/36 78/22 0.04
EuroSCORE (0–10 points) 2 [1; 4] 2 [1; 3] 0.64
Ejection fraction in % 63 [55; 66] 60 [51; 65] 0.16
NYHA (NYHA 1–4) 17/49/34/0 16/56/26/2 0.92
COPD (n) 8 10 0.81
Neurological deficit (n) 9 5 0.41
Peripheral vascular disease (n) 13 8 0.36
Diabetes mellitus (n) 25 31 0.43
Renal insufficiency (n) 6 14 0.06
Operative time (min) 170 [145; 195] 190 [160; 230] <0.001
Anaesthesia time (min) 255 [235; 285] 270 [245; 313] 0.02
CPB time (min) 100 [75; 127] 99 [79; 122] 0.91
Cross-clamp time (min) 64 [51; 79] 66 [51; 80] 0.69
  1. PACU, post anaesthetic care unit; ICU, intensive care unit; NYHA, New York Heart Association; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass.