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Table 4 Intra- and postoperative 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
Proximal surgery    0.09
 Supracoronary graft 23 (79%) 81 (64%)  
 Bentall procedure 4 (14%) 38 (30%)  
  Mechanical 3 (10%) 25 (20%)  
  Bioprosthesis 1 (3%) 13 (10%)  
 David/Yacoub 1 (3%) 4 (3%)  
 AVR and supracoronary graft 1 (3%) 3 (4%)  
Distal surgery   0.03
 Ascending aortic graft 19 (66%) 104 (82%)  
 Hemiarch 8 (27%) 12 (9%)  
 Arch 2 (7%) 11 (9%)  
Crossclamp 4 (9%) 4 (4%) 0.21
Primary tear excised 20 (69%) 78 (62%) 0.48
GRF Glue 19 (66%) 75 (59%) 0.52
CPB time (min) 191 ± 43 204 ± 60 0.28
HCA time (min) 21.5 ± 8.8 23.5 ± 11.0 0.28
Arterial cannulation   0.86
 Femoral 24 (83%) 101 (80%)  
 Subclavia 1 (3%) 4 (3%)  
 Ascending aorta or arch 4 (14%) 19 (15%)  
 Left ventricle 0 3 (2%)  
Reop bleeding 1 (3%) 11 (9%) 0.47
Plasma (units) 3.9 ± 5.4 4.3 ± 4.1 0.72
Platelets (units) 2.6 ± 2.1 3.5 ± 2.7 0.03
Red blood cells (units) 5.6 ± 6.5 4.8 ± 4.3 0.44
Fibrinogena (g) 3.2 ± 2.0 5.4 ± 3.2 0.01
Recombinant FVII (mg) 1.3 ± 2.3 1.9 ± 2.7 0.46
Recombinant FVII 3 (20%) 31 (38%) 0.24
Bleeding 24 h (ml) 673 ± 370 853 ± 524 0.17
Massive bleedingb 5 (17%) 24 (19%) 0.84
Anticoagulation   
 NOAC 4 (14%) 14 (11%) 0.75
 Warfarin 8 (17%) 31 (29%) 0.12
  1. Values are expressed as numbers (%) or mean ± SD
  2. AVR aortic valve replacement, GRF gelatin resorcinol formaldehyde, CPB cardiopulmonary bypass, HCA hypothermic circulatory arrest
  3. a60 missing values (38%)
  4. bAccording to BART criteria