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Table 3 Intraoperative characteristics

From: Cardioprotective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning with postconditioning on donor hearts in patients undergoing heart transplantation: a single-center, double-blind, randomized controlled trial

  RIPC+RIPostC (n = 60) Control (n = 60) P value
Length of surgery (h) 5.9 ± 1.2 6.1 ± 1.4 0.40
Donor heart ischemia time (h) 5.3 ± 1.9 4.9 ± 1.6 0.19
CPB time (min) 215.3 ± 49.5 233.2 ± 64.4 0.09
Aortic cross-clamp duration (min) 70.7 ± 18.1 74.8 ± 17.5 0.21
Reperfusion time (min) 130.3 ± 34.0 139.3 ± 43.7 0.21
Defibrillation after aortic declamping 18 (30%) 12 (20%) 0.23
Intraoperative ECMO 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 1
The use of sevoflurane 3(5%) 4(6.7%) 1
VIS after CPB 8.8 ± 6.1 9.3 ± 6.1 0.60
  1. Data are mean ± SD or number (%)
  2. CPB cardiopulmonary bypass, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, RIPC remote ischemic preconditioning, RIPostC remote ischemic postconditioning;
  3. VIS vascoactive-inotropic score