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Table 2 Initial computed tomography findings

From: How should we treat uncomplicated subacute type B aortic dissection in octogenarians?

Characteristic Total (N = 152) ≥80 years (n = 33) < 80 years (n = 119) p Value
Aortic diameter, mm
 On admission 38 ± 7 38 ± 7 38 ± 7 0.917
 During follow-up (Max diameter) 40 ± 9 39 ± 8 40 ± 9 0.500
 Aortic growth rate (mm/6 months) 3.0 ± 8.5 4.4 ± 9.6 2.7 ± 8.1 0.315
 Aortic size index, cm/m2 3.9 ± 18.7 2.6 ± 0.5 4.3 ± 21.1 0.667
 Number of intimal tears (patent false lumen) 2.4 ± 1.2 2.0 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.2 0.315
 Thrombosed false lumen,% 59 (89 of 152) 67 (22 of 33) 56 (67 of 119) 0.323
 Perfused with partial thrombosis, % 17 (26 of 152) 12(4 of 33) 19 (22 of 119) 0.601