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Table 1 General characteristics of patients with acute aortic dissection: mean ± SD, n (%)

From: Eleven years of experience with the neurologic complications in Korean patients with acute aortic dissection: a retrospective study

  Type A Type B P
  n = 165 n = 113  
Age 59.2 ± 14.3 59.8 ± 13.9 0.742
Male 75 (45.5) 70 (61.9) 0.007
Hypertension 132 (80.0) 98 (86.7) 0.145
Diabetes mellitus 13 (7.9) 11 (9.7) 0.588
Hyperlipidemia 21 (12.7) 16 (14.2) 0.730
Current smoking 32 (19.4) 38 (33.6) 0.007
Previous ischemic stroke 17 (10.3) 9 (8.0) 0.511
Ischemic heart disease 16 (9.7) 12 (10.6) 0.802
Atrial fibrillation 8 (4.8) 6 (5.3) 0.863
Marfan syndrome 16 (9.7) 7 (6.2) 0.298
Systolic hypotension 38 (23.0) 4 (3.5) < 0.001
Syncope 23 (13.9) 5 (4.4) 0.014
Widened mediastinum 101 (61.2) 45 (39.8) 0.001
Pain 140 (84.8) 103 (91.2) 0.120
azotemia (creatinine > 2 mg/dL) 23 (13.9) 13 (11.5) 0.553
Mesentery ischemia 6 (3.6) 1 (0.9) 0.247
Any pulse deficit 12 (7.3) 1 (0.9) 0.017
Intramural hematoma 43 (26.1) 50 (44.2) 0.002
Any neurologic symptom 36 (21.8) 5 (4.4) < 0.001
Aortic branch involvement 95 (57.6) 49 (43.4) 0.020
In-hospital mortality 26 (15.8) 2 (1.8) < 0.001