Table 4

Postoperative adverse outcomes

Adverse outcomeGroup; no. (%) or median [IQR]p value
ICS, n = 186Control, n = 203
In-hospital death5 (2.7)7 (3.5)0.66
Any morbidity110 (59.1)111 (54.7)0.38
Reoperation for bleeding3 (1.6)4 (2.0)1.00
Infection11 (5.9)18 (8.9)0.27
Atrial fibrillation104 (55.9)93 (45.8)0.05
Renal failure16 (8.6)22 (10.8)0.46
Stroke2 (1.1)3 (1.5)1.00
Prolonged ventilation > 24 h13 (7.0)20 (9.9)0.31
LOS, d6 [5–8]6 [5–9]0.47
  • ICS = intraoperative cell salvage; IQR = interquartile range; LOS = length of stay in hospital.