Table 3

Comparison of previous with the present study

Variables

Previous study

Present study


Duration

14 years

20 years

Number of aortic dissections

33

56

- Stanford type A

23 (70%) *

43 (77%)

- Stanford type B

10 (30%) *

13 (23%)

Mean age

62.4 yrs

63.9 yrs

Evidence of hypertension

27 (82%)

52 (93%)

Gender ratio

M:F 15:18

M:F 36:20

Correct diagnosis considered

5 (15%)

25 (45%)

Surgery attempted

0

14 (25%)

Ruptured cases

25 (76%)

49 (88%)


* Data changed from DeBakey to Stanford classification

Coard BMC Research Notes 2011 4:348   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-348

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