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Fig. 3 | BMC Medicine

Fig. 3

From: Preoperative optimization of patient expectations improves long-term outcome in heart surgery patients: results of the randomized controlled PSY-HEART trial

Fig. 3

Interleukin-6 (log transformed because of distribution violations) (a) and interleukin-8 levels (b) by treatment groups at baseline, after intervention, after surgery, and 6 months after surgery. * significant group differences at P < 0.05. Data from estimated marginal means analyses. SMC standard medical care, SUPPORT supportive therapy, EXPECT expectation manipulation intervention

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