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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics

From: Open aortic arch reconstruction for acute type a aortic dissection: a single-center experience with 267 consecutive patients

Characteristics Acute type A dissection Chronic type A dissection p value
Number of patients 267 22  
Age (years) 51.2 ± 10.0 (26–75) 48.0 ± 9.7 (31–64) 0.17
Gender    
 Male 200 (74.9 %) 16 (72.7 %) 1.00
 Female 67 (25.1 %) 6 (27.3 %) 1.00
Hypertension 192 (71.9 %) 11 (50 %) 0.05
DM 65 (24.3 %) 1 (4.5 %) 0.03
Previous CVA 1 (0.4 %) 0 1.00
PVD 3 (1.1 %) 0 1.00
Renal dysfunction 29 (7.9 %) 1 (4.5 %) 0.71
COPD 3 (1.1 %) 0 1.00
Previous cardiac surgery 6 (2.2 %) 2 (9.0 %) 0.11
Previous EVR 12 (4.5 %) 0 0.61
Marfan syndrome 8 (3.0 %) 1 (4.5 %) 0.52
BAV 8 (3.0 %) 0 1.00
  1. Continuous variables are reported as means ± standard deviations; categorical variables are reported as numbers and percentages
  2. Serum creatinine >2.0 mg/mL
  3. DM diabetes mellitus, CVA cerebrovascular accident, PVD peripheral vascular disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, EVR endovascular repair, BAV bicuspid aortic valve