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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Minimal access median sternotomy for aortic valve replacement in elderly patients

  Patients n = 58
Age (years) 76.1 ± 9.4
Gender (female/male) 42/16
Height (cm) 168 ± 6.8
Weight (kg) 73 ± 4.5
Body mass index 26 ± 3.4
Hypertension (n) 46
Diabetes (n) 23
Renal insuffiency (n) 16
COPD (n) 19
Cerebrovascular disease (n) 6
Peripheral vascular disease (n) 15
Coronary artery disease (n) 19
Previous MI (n) 7
Ejection fraction (%) 48.6 ± 9.3
Aortic stenosis (n) 53
Aortic insufficiency (n) 12
Combined vitium (n) 7
Endocarditis (n) 5
STS-PROM (%) 5.71
  1. COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; MI Myocardial Infarction; STS-PROM Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality.