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Table 2 Presence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, family history of the aortic disease, connective tissue disease and previous inflammatory process in patients with different histopathological diagnoses

From: Evaluation of the intraoperative specimens of the thoracic and abdominal aorta

  Hypertension Diabetes mellitus Dyslipidemia Family history of the aortic disease Connective tissue disease Inflamatory process
Low grade atherosclerosis 16 (76%) 3 (14,2%) 8 (38%) 0 1 (4,8%) 1 (4,8%)
High grade atherosclerosis 44 (88%) 6 (12%) 23 (46%) 0 0 7 (14%)
Low grade medial degeneration 25 (73,5%) 5 (14,7%) 13 (38,2%) 2 (5,9%) 1 (2,9%) 2 (5,9%)
High grade medial degeneration 54 (75%) 4 (5,6%) 28 (38,9%) 1 (13,9%) 5 (7%) 5 (7%)
  1. In all cases p>0.05.