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Table 3 Patient characteristics, risk factors, and clinical data according to the presence or absence of postimplantation syndrome (PIS) after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR)

From: Volume of mural thrombus plays a role in the elevation of inflammatory markers after endovascular aortic repair

  PIS, n = 8 Non-PIS, n = 26 P
Age, years 78.8 ± 8.5 74.8 ± 8.4 0.25
Male gender, n (%) 6 (75) 19 (73) 1.00
HTN, n (%) 5 (63) 20 (77) 0.65
DM, n (%) 1 (13) 4 (15) 1.00
CAOD, n (%) 1 (13) 5 (19) 1.00
CVA, n (%) 1 (13) 6 (23) 1.00
CRF, n (%) 0 (0) 2 (8) 1.00
Antiplatelet agent, n (%) 4 (50) 15 (58) 1.00
Statin, n (%) 2 (25) 14 (54) 0.23
Mural thrombus, ml 64.8 ± 50.2 81.6 ± 69.1 0.53
Fresh thrombus, ml 65.8 ± 56.5 35.7 ± 34.1 0.19
Gas formation, n (%) 5 (63) 12 (46) 0.69
Fever, n (%) 8 (100) 3 (12) < 0.01
WBC, ×103/μl 17.1 ± 3.6 12.7 ± 4.5 0.02
PLT, ×103/μl 258.4 ± 64.4 217.2 ± 63.4 0.12
CRP, mg/dL 12.7 ± 3.1 10.4 ± 7.0 0.22
ESR, mm/h 84.8 ± 25.4 69.3 ± 28.8 0.29
ICU stay, hours 25.0 ± 17.1 21.6 ± 13.5 0.57
Hospital stay, days 10.8 ± 6.3 9.6 ± 14.0 0.82
  1. PIS: Post-implantation syndrome; HTN: Hypertension; DM: Diabetes mellitus; CAOD: Coronary artery occlusive disease; CVA: Cerebrovascular accident; CRF: Chronic renal failure; WBC: White blood cell; PLT: Platelet; CRP: C-reactive protein; ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; ICU: Intensive care unit