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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Contemporary outcomes of open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in young patients

  No of patients (n = 37)
Age (years)* 56 (22–60)
Sex ratio (M : F) 31 : 6
Cardiac disease 12 (32)
Ischaemic heart disease 11 (30)
Arrhythmia 1 (3)
Respiratory disease 6 (15)
COPD 6 (15)
Renal Disease 5 (19)
Biochemical evidence of dysfunction 5 (19)
Diabetes mellitus 1 (3)
Smoking history 31 (84)
Current smoker 16
Ex smoker 15
ASA physical status* 3 (2–4)
Type of aneurysm  
I 3 (8)
II 10 (27)
III 7 (19)
IV 17 (46)
Aneurysm diameter (cm)* 6.9 (5.6 -11.0)
Pathology  
Chronic dissection 10 (27)
Degeneration without dissection 18 (49)
Connective tissue disease 7 (19)
Mycotic 2 (5)
  1. Values in parentheses are percentages unless indicated otherwise; *values are median (range). COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists.