BioMed Research International / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

A Retrospective Observational Study to Assess Prescription Pattern in Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection and Treatment Outcome

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of nonoperated TBAD patients.

Variables ()Number (%)

Age, year (mean ± SD)63.4 ± 12.9
Age group (year)
 <6557 (53.8)
 ≧6549 (46.2)
Sex
 Male87 (82.1)
 Female19 (17.9)
Current smoker37 (34.9)
Body mass index (mean ± SD)25.5 ± 4.7
Body mass index group
 Underweight 35 (33.0)
 Standard4 (3.8)
 Overweight34 (32.1)
 Obesity33 (31.1)
Follow-up time, year (mean ± SD)2.75 ± 1.64
Location of aortic dissection
 Only thoracic16 (15.1)
 Thoracic and abdominal82 (77.4)
 Only abdominal8 (7.5)
Initial maximum aortic diameter, cm (mean ± SD)4.06 ± 0.82
 Thoracic aorta () 4.11 ± 0.75
 Abdominal aorta () 3.23 ± 0.72
Initial maximum aortic diameter group
 <30 mm8 (7.6)
 30–39 mm47 (44.3)
 40–49 mm38 (35.9)
 ≧50 mm13 (12.3)
Baseline blood pressure (mean ± SD)
 SBP129.2 ± 14.5
 DBP76.3 ± 9.7
 MAP93.9 ± 10.4
Baseline heart rate (mean ± SD)
 Heart rate71.4 ± 9.3
Comorbidities (before index day 1 year)
 Hyperlipidemia20 (18.9)
 Hypertension97 (91.5)
 Diabetes mellitus19 (17.9)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 13 (12.3)
 Heart failure7 (6.6)
 Coronary artery disease 13 (12.3)
 Cerebrovascular disease16 (15.1)
 Chronic kidney disease14 (13.2)
 Cancer10 (9.4)

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.