Table 1

Baseline Characteristics

TEVAR
(n = 184)
BMT
(n = 154)
p Value
Demographics
 Age at intervention, yrs58.83 ± 11.7762.94 ± 10.780.12
 Male161 (87.5)141 (91.6)0.28
Comorbidities
 Peripheral arterial disease44 (23.9)35 (22.7)0.89
 Hypertension89 (48.4)70 (44.5)0.66
 Smoking81 (44.0)69 (44.8)0.91
 Diabetes mellitus19 (10.3)16 (10.4)1.00
 Renal insufficiency8 (4.3)10 (6.5)0.46
 Coronary artery disease22 (12.0)17 (11.0)0.86
Extent of dissection0.37
 Confined in thoracic aorta16 (8.7)18 (11.7)
 Extended to abdominal aorta168 (91.3)136 (88.3)
False lumen patency0.10
 Patent false lumen112 (60.9)93 (60.4)
 Partial thrombosis in false lumen72 (39.1)57 (37.0)
 Complete thrombosis in false lumen0 (0.0)4 (2.0)

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

BMT = best medical treatment; TEVAR = thoracic endovascular aortic repair.