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Table 5 Risk factor analysis for aneurysmal growth after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR)

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

  Decreased AAA, n = 22 No change or increased AAA, n = 12 p
Age, years 75.5 ± 9.2 76.1 ± 7.4 0.85
Male gender, n (%) 15 (68) 10 (83) 0.44
HTN, n (%) 15 (68) 10 (83) 0.44
DM, n (%) 5 (23) 0 (0) 0.14
CAOD, n (%) 4 (18) 2 (17) 1.00
CVA, n (%) 4 (18) 3 (25) 0.68
CRF, n (%) 1 (5) 1 (8) 1.00
Antiplatelet agent, n (%) 11 (50) 8 (67) 0.35
Statin, n (%) 9 (41) 7 (58) 0.33
Diameter of AAA, mm 56.7 ± 8.3 58.1 ± 11.5 0.70
Mural thrombus, ml 69.3 ± 42.6 93.0 ± 93.5 0.42
Fresh thrombus, ml 45.1 ± 40.3 38.4 ± 45.3 0.66
Gas formation, n (%) 10 (45) 7 (58) 0.47
Fever, n (%) 9 (41) 2 (17) 0.25
WBC, ×103/μl 13.4 ± 4.5 14.3 ± 5.0 0.58
PLT, ×103/μl 218.1 ± 70.0 243.1 ± 55.0 0.29
CRP, mg/dL 10.7 ± 6.0 11.5 ± 7.2 0.74
ESR, mm/h 80.0 ± 21.0 55.5 ± 37.9 0.07
  1. AAA: Abdominal aortic aneurysm; 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