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Table 3 Preoperative characteristics

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

  Closed false lumen (n = 29) Patent false lumen (n = 127) p value
Age (years) 63.6 ± 11.6 60.2 ± 10.7 0.14
Female 12 (41%) 32 (25%) 0.08
Hypertension 15 (52%) 60 (47%) 0.70
Thoracic aneurysm 3 (10%) 11 (9%) 0.73
Marfan 3 (10%) 9 (7%) 0.55
Other connective disease 0 2 (2%)  
BAV 0 4 (3%)  
PVD 1 (3%) 1 (1%) 0.34
DM 8 (28%) 25 (20%) 0.35
Hyperlipidemia 2 (7%) 5 (4%) 0.62
Stroke 0 6 (5%) 0.59
CKD 0 2 (2%)  
COPD 4 (14%) 3 (3%) 0.04
CAD 3 (10%) 4 (3%) 0.12
Smoking history 7 (24%) 37 (29%) 0.57
BMI 25.8 ± 4.8 27.1 ± 4.9 0.20
Betablocker 9 (28%) 17 (14%) 0.02
ACE inhibitor 8 (28%) 29 (23%) 0.62
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125 ± 35 124 ± 34 0.83
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73 ± 20 69 ± 21 0.38
  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