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Statistics in the Operating Room: A Cardiovascular Surgeon’s Guide to Numbers That Matter

Pediatric cardiac surgery demands meticulous technique, but optimal outcomes hinge on translating data into actionable insights. This editorial bridges the gap between scalpel and statistical jargon, empowering surgeons to decipher common tests. Descriptive statistics paint portraits of patient cohorts, while hypothesis testing discerns real differences from chance. Regression analysis unveils hidden relationships, predicting outcomes based on complex interplays of variables. Survival analysis tracks the delicate dance of time and survival, informing therapeutic strategies. By embracing statistical fluency, surgeons become architects of personalized care, tailoring interventions to mitigate risks and maximize the precious gift of a beating heart.

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