Table 2

Characteristics of FDRs with dilation and non-dilation of the aorta

FDRs with TAVNon-dilated
(n=613)
Dilated
(n=65)
P valuesStatistical power analysis (1-β err prob)
Age, years40.7±18.449.1±19.10.00010.91
Males, N (%)288/613 (47)35 (53.8)0.2990.18
Hypertension, N (%)67/613 (10.9)22/62 (35.5)0.00010.99
Valve dysfunction
Non-dysfunctional valve, N (%)607/613 (99)62/65 (95.4)0.020.60
Presence of AS, N (%)1/613 (0.2)0/65 (0)0.268
Presence of AR, N (%)5/613 (0.8)3/65 (4.6)0.0060.16
  • In three cases, hypertension variable could not be definitively established.

  • AS, aortic stenosis; AR, aortic regurgitation; FDR, first-degree relative; TAV, tricuspid aortic valve.