Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Healthy controls
(n=258)
AortopathyP value*
TAA controls
(n=75)
Pre-ATAAD
(n=25)
Age (years)64 (53–73)69 (61–75)69 (63–78)0.668
Gender (male)114 (44%)50 (67%)15 (60%)0.457
Height (cm)170±9174±7174±70.767
Weight (kg)73 (64–85)80 (72–90)78 (70–87)0.347
BMI (kg/m2)25.5 (22.3–28.8)27.1 (24.5–29.6)25.6 (23.4–27.7)0.141
BSA (m2)1.9±0.22.0±0.21.9±0.20.496
Hypertension93 (36%)56 (75%)18 (72%)0.710
Smoking83 (32%)19 (25%)4 (16%)0.530
Dyslipidaemia42 (16%)31 (41%)8 (32%)0.485
Diabetes29 (11%)3 (4%)01.000
  • *P values are given for comparison between TAA controls and patients with pre-ATAAD.

  • ATAAD, acute type A aortic dissection; TAA, thoracic aortic aneurysm.