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Table 1 Main indications for surgery of the ascending aorta in 1,210 patients

From: Predictors for pathologically confirmed aortitis after resection of the ascending aorta: A 12-year Danish nationwide population-based cross-sectional study

Variablea With pathological examination of aorta   Without pathological examination of aorta,
n= 600 (%)
  Without aortitis, n= 573 (%) With aortitis, n= 37 (%) OR for aortitis (95% CI) P  
Aneurysmb 469 (82) 30 (81.1) 1.3 (0.5-3.3) 0.53 423 (81.8)
Pathology of the aortic valvec 261 (45.6) 24 (64.9) 2.3 (1.1-4.9) 0.027 279 (46.6)
Malformationd 21 (3.7) 1 (2.7) 0.7 (0.1-5.2) 0.69 19 (3.2)
Infection 8 (1.4) 1 (2.7) 1.7 (0.2-14.9) 0.61 30 (5)
  1. Patients with and without pathological examination and with and without a diagnosis of aortitis, Denmark, 1997 to 2009 (logistic regression analysis, adjusted prevalence ORs for aortitis).
  2. CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
  3. a Several conditions/indications could be present for the same patient.
  4. b With or without dissection.
  5. c Refers to aortic valve functional status, i.e. insufficiency, stenosis.
  6. d Refers to anatomic information, i.e., bicuspid valve, other congenital malformation.