Table 1

Operative data (single platelet inhibitor or less, warfarin, DAPT or DOAC)

Single platelet inhibitor or lessWarfarinDAPTDOAC
Number of operationsn1088136
Ascending aortic graftn988106
Aortic root replacementn7030
Aortic arch repairn3000
Duration of operationmin175 (70)170 (37)248 (50)202 (140)* DAPT vs warfarin/less
Extracorporeal circulation%100100100100
Duration of extracorporeal circulationmin107 (68)104 (16)173 (67)97 (129)* DAPT vs warfarin/less
Duration of aortic cross clampmin47 (35)44 (30)82 (52)61 (63)* DAPT vs less
Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest%1008892100*
Duration of circulatory arrestmin15 (6)20 (15)16.5 (3.75)15 (8.75)
Antegrade selective cerebral perfusion%41280
Duration of antegrade selective
cerebral perfusion
min81 (23)4 (0)23 (0)
Cell saver used%49253875
Intraoperative haemofiltration%44254683
  • *p<0.05

  • DAPT, dual anti-platelet inhibitors; DOAC, direct oral anticoagulants .