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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics

From: The effect of postoperative anticoagulation on false lumen patency after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection

  No anticoagulation (n = 100) Warfarin or NOAC (n = 56) p-value
Patent false lumen 79 (79%) 48 (86%) 0.39
Age (years) 61.9 ± 9.3 59.0 ± 13.3 0.01
Female 27 (27%) 17 (30%) 0.71
Hypertension 52 (52%) 23 (41%) 0.19
Thoracic aneurysm 9 (9%) 5 (9%) 1
Marfan 7 (7%) 5 (9%) 0.67
Other connective disease 1 (1%) 1 (2%) 1
BAV 2 (2%) 2 (4%) 0.62
PVD 1 (1%) 1 (2%) 1
DM 25 (25%) 8 (14%) 0.12
Hyperlipidemia 5 (5%) 2 (4%) 1
Stroke 4 (4%) 2 (4%) 1
CKD 1 (1%) 1 (2%) 1
COPD 7 (7%) 1 (2%) 0.26
CAD 6 (6%) 1 (2%) 0.42
Smoking history 30 (30%) 14 (25%) 0.48
BMI 26.1 ± 3.9 27.1 ± 4.5 0.18
Betablocker 18 (18%) 8 (14%) 0.52
ACE inhibitor 29 (30%) 8 (14%) 0.03
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 127 ± 35 118 ± 32 0.18
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 72 ± 21 65 ± 17 0.08
  1. Values are expressed as numbers (%) or mean ± SD
  2. BAV bicuspid aortic valve, PVD periferal vascular disease, DM diabetes mellitus, CKD chronic kidney disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CAD coronary artery disease, BMI body mass index, ACE angiotensin converting enzyme