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Table 3 Type of aortic dissection and complications for Belgium and Japanese patients

From: Differences of patients’ characteristics in acute type A aortic dissection – surgical data from Belgian and Japanese centers-

Variables Belgium (n = 237) Japan (n = 250) p Value
DeBakey I 183 (77.2%) 121 (48.4%) < 0.0001
DeBakey II 43 (18.1%) 31 (12.4%) 0.084
Stanford type B with retrograde extension 8 (3.4%) 96 (38.4%) < 0.0001
Entry
 Ascending aorta 186 (78.5%) 145 (58%) < 0.0001
 Aortic arch 59 (24.9%) 34 (13.6%) 0.0018
 Descending aorta 8 (3.4%) 25 (10%) 0.0084
 Not found 0 (0%) 44 (17.6%) < 0.0001
Shock 67 (28.3%) 47 (18.8%) 0.0136
Cardiac tamponade 41 (17.3%) 74 (29.6%) 0.0014
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 6 (2.5%) 14 (5.6%) 0.0881
Stroke 16 (6.8%) 16 (6.4%) 0.8758
Paraparesis/paraplegia 9 (3.8%) 2 (0.8%) 0.0261
Lower limb ischemia 27 (11.4%) 30 (12%) 0.8349
Renal ischemia 13 (5.5%) 3 (1.2%) 0.008
Mesenteric ischemia 4 (1.7%) 9 (3.6%) 0.1907
Myocardial ischemia 15 (6.3%) 13 (5.2%) 0.5926