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Table 2 Laboratory characteristics of Fontan patients and controls

From: Arterial stiffness in adult patients after Fontan procedure

Variable Fontan (n = 25) Controls (n = 25) p
WBC, 103/μl 5.2 ± 1.6 5.9 ± 1.4 0.1
RBC, 109/μl 6.2 ± 2.5 4.8 ± 0.5 <0.001
Hg, g/dl 16.8 ± 1.4 14.1 ± 1.3 <0.001
HCT,% 49.1 ± 3.3 42.2 ± 3.3 p < 0.001
Platelet count, 103/μl 127.8 ± 33.8 228.1 ± 50.6 <0.001
Total protein, g/dl 75.9 ± 4.9 73.9 ± 2.5 0.08
GGTP, U/L 87.3 ± 50.5 17.8 ± 8.3 <0.001
ALT, IU/l 30.9 ± 11.9 21.3 ± 6.2 <0.001
Bilirubin, μmol/l 23.7 ± 16.3 8.1 ± 3.8 <0.001
INR, 1.2 ± 0.2 1 ± 0.1 <0.001
TNFα, pg/ml 7.1 ± 1.5 2.4 ± 1.2 <0.001
CRP, mg/l 2.6 ± 2.7 1.9 ± 1.7 0.6
Endthelin-1, pg/ml 2.5 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.05 0.002
NTpro-BNP 302.3 ± 601.8 72.2 ± 45.9 <0.001
  1. WBC- white blood cells, RBC - red blood cells, Hg – hemoglobin, HCT- hematocrit, GGTP – gammaglutamylo transpeptydaza, ALT - alanine aminotransferase, INR - international normalized ratio, TNFα – tumor necrosis factor alfa, CRP - C-reactive protein, NT-pro-BNP- N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide.