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Table 3 Comparison between the neurologically-complicated and uncomplicated groups in patients with type A dissection: mean ± SD, n (%)

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

  Neurologic complication (+) Neurologic complication (−) P
n = 36 n = 129
Age 65.6 ± 12.4 57.4 ± 14.3 0.002
Male 15 (41.7) 60 (46.5) 0.606
Hypertension 27 (75.0) 105 (81.4) 0.396
Diabetes mellitus 1 (2.8) 12 (9.3) 0.302
Hyperlipidemia 3 (8.3) 18 (14.0) 0.572
Valvular heart disease 4 (11.1) 6 (4.7) 0.229
Current smoking 4 (11.1) 28 (21.7) 0.232
Previous ischemic stroke 4 (11.1) 13 (10.1) 0.767
Ischemic heart disease 2 (5.6) 14 (10.9) 0.527
Atrial fibrillation 3 (8.3) 5 (3.9) 0.374
Pain 32 (88.9) 108 (83.7) 0.601
Systolic hypotension 15 (41.7) 23 (17.8) 0.003
Aortic valve regurgitation 14 (38.9) 53 (41.1) 0.812
Cardiac tamponade 14 (38.9) 30 (23.3) 0.061
Supra-aortic branch involvement 22 (61.1) 56 (43.4) 0.060
Classic type 32 (88.9) 90 (69.8) 0.030