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Table 1 Demographics and history of patients (N = 49)

From: Acute aortic dissection: be aware of misdiagnosis

  n = 49 Type I n = 29 Type II n = 14 Type III n = 6
Age (years) 54.8 ± -9.2    
Age < 19   1 3 4
Age: 20–69   22 7  
Age > 70   6 4 2
Sex     
   Male 41 (84%) 17 19 5
   female 9 (16%) 2 6 1
Ethnicity     
   White 49 (100%)    
   Arterial Hypertension 15 (31%) 6 8 1
   Marfan syndrome 1 (2%) 1   
   Horton's arteritis 1 (2%)   1  
   Prior cardiac surgery 0 (0%)    
   Hyperuricemia 2 (4%) 1 1  
   Smoking 8 (16%) 5 3  
   Hyperlipidemia 7 (14%) 3 4  
   Diabetes mellitus 3 (6%) 2 1  
   COPD 3 (6%) 1 2  
  1. COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease