Table 1

Characteristics of BAV Patients and Healthy Subjects

CharacteristicsPatients (n = 20)Healthy Subjects (n = 20)
Male/female13 (65)/7 (35)13 (65)/7 (35)
Age at MRI (yrs)27 ± 1127 ± 12
Height (cm)175 ± 8174 ± 11
Weight (kg)69 ± 1268 ± 15
Body surface area (m2)1.8 ± 0.21.8 ± 0.3
Blood pressure, systolic (mm Hg)128 ± 8121 ± 11
Blood pressure, diastolic (mm Hg)79 ± 770 ± 11
Heart frequency (beats/min)71 ± 966 ± 11
New York Heart Association functional class I2020
Smoking (yes/no)6/145/15

Unless otherwise indicated, data are number of patients, and data in parentheses are percentages.

BAV = bicuspid aortic valve; MRI = magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Data are mean ± SD.

  • According to the formula: √ [height (cm) × weight (kg)/3,600].