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Table 2 Demographics and past medical history

From: Early recognition of acute thoracic aortic dissection and aneurysm

Variable TAA/TAD1 Control P-value
Total patients 136 (%) 136 (%)  
Mean Age (Range) 69 (33–95) 63 (31–94) 0.0034*
Gender 69 (33–95) 63 (31–94) 0.0034*
Male 80 (59) 78 (58) 0.81
Female 56 (41) 58 (42) 0.89
Past Med History    
Diabetes 18 (13) 43 (32) 0.0005*
Previous TAA/TAD 46 (34) 11 (8) <.0001*
Myocardial Infarction 2 (2) 20 (15) 0.0002*
Hypertension 96 (71) 88 (65) 0.37
Aortic Valve Disease 7 (5) 2 (1) 0.18
Peripheral Vascular Disease 4 (3) 2 (1) 0.68
Congestive Heart Failure 15 (11) 13 (10) 0.84
Arrhythmias 2 (1) 0 (0) 0.48
COPD2 10 (7) 10 (13) 0.82
Marfan’s Syndrome 3 (2) 0 (0) 0.25
Coronary Artery Disease 30 (22) 41 (30) 0.20
Atrial Fibrillation 7 (5) 7 (5) 0.78
Hyperlipidemia 4 (3) 3 (2) 1
Social History    
Smoking 46 (34) 52 (38) 0.53
Drug 18 (13) 17 (13) 1
Alcohol 33 (24) 31 (28) 0.89
  1. 1TAA=thoracic aortic aneurysm, TAD=thoracic aortic dissection.
  2. 2COPD=chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  3. *Signifies statistical significance.