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Table 3 Preoperative characteristics in patients with EuroSCORE II ≥ 4.15

From: The impact of glutamate infusion on postoperative NT-proBNP in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized study

VariablesEuroSCORE II≥ 4.15 (n = 101)Glutamate
(n = 56)
Control
(n = 45)
p-value
Age (years)76 [71–79]76 [70–79]76 [72–79]0.85
Female gender38% (38)32% (18)44% (20)0.22
BMI (kg•m2)25 [22–28]25 [22–28]26 [23–28]0.64
EuroSCORE II5.83 [4.89–7.85]5.86 [5.00–7.54]5.83 [4.54–8.97]0.82
Diabetes29% (29)27% (14)33% (15)0.38
Hypertension72% (72)68% (38)76% (34)0.50
COPD18% (18)21% (12)13% (6)0.31
NT-proBNP (ng•L−1)1010 [450–2345]790 [425–1895]1265 [465–2915]0.15
Hemoglobin (g•L−1)132 [121–142]133 [125–143]130 [115–139]0.08
Troponin T (ng•L−1)10 [0–90]0 [0–30]40 [0–390]< 0.0001
p-Creatinine (μmol•L−1)97 [88–122]97 [87–115]97 [90–123]0.51
eGFR (mL•min−1•1.73 m−2)50 [41––68]50 [44–72]51 [38–66]0.38
Cerebrovascular disease21% (21)20% (11)23% (10)0.81
Three-vessel disease83% (83)82% (46)82% (37)1
Left main stenosis48% (48)45% (25)51% (23)0.55
AMI < 3 weeks73% (73)73% (41)71% (32)0.83
History of AMI82% (82)82% (46)80% (36)0.80
CCS IV80% (80)82% (46)76% (34)0.47
Angina at rest < 48 h preoperatively23% (23)13% (7)36% (16)0.007
Moderate LV dysfunction21% (21)23% (13)18% (8)0.62
Severe LV dysfunction14% (14)9% (5)20% (9)0.15
  1. Data given as medians [interquartile range] or percentages (number)
  2. AMI < 3 weeks: acute myocardial infarction within 3 weeks of surgery; Angina at rest < 48 h preoperatively: angina at rest within 48 h before surgery
  3. BMI body mass index, CCS: Canadian Cardiovascular Society, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, EuroSCORE II European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation II, LV left ventricular eGFR: estimated glomerular filtration rate according to MDRD formula