Table 2

 Comparison of coagulation factors between patients after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) and the control groups

Childrenp ValueYoung adultsp Value
TCPC (n = 78)Control (n = 37)TCPC (n = 24)Control (n = 18)
Data are mean (SD).
APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; INR, international normalised ratio; NS, not significant.
Age (years)8.8 (2.8)9.4 (3.1)NS18.4 (2.5)20.1 (5.4)NS
APTT ratio1.06 (0.08)1.05 (0.12)NS1.02 (0.08)1.02 (0.08)NS
INR1.13 (0.09)1.05 (0.07)<0.0011.10 (0.09)1.03 (0.09)0.018
Fibrinogen (g/l)2.39 (0.47)2.58 (0.34)0.0292.15 (0.43)2.80 (0.59)<0.001
Factor V (%)83 (18)106 (16)<0.00183 (25)108 (19)0.001
Factor VII (%)69 (18)84 (18)<0.00173 (20)91 (15)0.003
Antithrombin III (%)114 (16)102 (11)<0.001118 (16)108 (11)0.034
Protein C (%)71 (17)98 (18)<0.00183 (20)98 (17)0.015