Table 5. Patient characteristics with complications

Major ComplicationMinor ComplicationP
a Change in Hgb (g/dl) in major complication: 10.7 ± 2.3 to 8.4 ± 1.8; P < 0.0001.
b Change in Hgb (g/dl) in minor complication: 12.3 ± 1.6 to 10.4 ± 1.5; P < 0.0001.
c Data available in 34 pts with minor complication and 37 pts with major complication.
n4850
Age (yr)53 ± 1743 ± 180.0130
Male29%30%NS
Creatinine (mg/dl)3.1 ± 2.82.6 ± 2.6NS
Systolic BP (mmHg)c140 ± 18134 ± 18NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg)c82 ± 1281 ± 10NS
Bleeding time (minutes)7 ± 26 ± 2NS
Pre-Hgb (g/dl)c10.7 ± 2.312.3 ± 1.60.0001
Post-Hgb (g/dl)c8.4 ± 1.8a10.4 ± 1.5b<0.0001
Δ Hemoglobin (g/dl)c2.3 ± 1.82.0 ± 1.2NS