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Table 2 Patients with known risk factors at baseline for thromboembolic events

From: Collagen fleece-bound fibrin sealant is not associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events or major bleeding after its use for haemostasis in surgery: a prospective multicentre surveillance study

Thromboembolic risk factor: All patients (n = 3098) Patients with TEE (n = 46) Patients with no TEE (n = 3052) P-value*
Any thromboembolic risk factor 2813 (90.8%) 42 (91.3%) 2771 (90.8%) >0.99
Cardiovascular (CV) risk factor: 2135 (68.9%) 31 (67.4%) 2104 (68.9%) 0.87
Personal/family history of TEEs 64 (2.1%) 2 (4.3%) 62 (2.0%) 0.25
≥ 1 other CV risk factor 2122 (68.5%) 31 (67.4%) 2091 (68.5%) 0.87
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 365 (11.8%) 6 (13.0%) 359 (11.8%) 0.82
Cancer 1597 (51.5%) 30 (65.2%) 1567 (51.3%) 0.07
Metabolic/endocrinological risk factor 797 (25.7%) 15 (32.6%) 782 (25.6%) 0.31
Other thromboembolic risk factor 270 (8.7%) 6 (13.0%) 264 (8.7%) 0.29
Abnormal pre-operative ECG 477 (15.4%) 10 (21.7%) 467 (15.3%) 0.22
  1. * From Fishers Exact test of 2 × 2 tables comparing for each risk factor to which extent the risk factor was predictive of the occurrence of TEEs