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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Stentless aortic valve replacement in the young patient: long-term results

Characteristic Number Percent
Number of patients 188  
Mean age 53.1 years  
 Mean standard error 7.1 years  
Range 24 – 60  
Sex   
 Male 149 79.3%
 Female 39 20.7%
Age   
 > 50 years 145 77.1%
 ≤ 50 years 43 22.8%
Left ventricular function   
 Normal 109 58%
 Moderately impaired 58 30.8%
 Profoundly impaired 21 11.2%
Aortic valve lesion   
 Stenosis 62 33.0%
 Insufficiency 69 36.7%
 Mixed lesion 57 30.3%
Timing of operation   
 Elective 185 98.4%
 Urgent/ emergency 3 1.6%
Ascending aortic aneurysm 21 11.2%
Coronary artery disease 18 9.6%