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Table 2 Demographic parameters

From: Evaluation of metabolic equivalents of task (METs) in the preoperative assessment in aortic repair

Demographic parameters METS p
 > 4 (n = 220)  < 4 (n = 56)
Age (median) (Interquartile range) 71.8 (65.0 – 77.3) 71.0 (64.5 – 76.5) 0.80
Gender (female) 30 (13.6%) 13 (23.2%) 0.09
Localisation    0.21
Infrarenal 131 (59.6%) 38 (67.9%)  
Juxtarenal 61 (27.7%) 16 (28.6%)  
Thoracoabdominal 13 (5.9%) 0 (0%)  
Thoracic 15 (6.8%) 2 (3.6%)  
Nicotine 125 (56.8%) 44 (78.6%) 0.003
Arterial hypertension 145 (65.9%) 39 (69.6%) 0.75
Diabetes (*on insuline) 13 (5.9%); (*6 (2.7%)) 11 (19.6%); (*6 (10.7%)) 0.0002
Adipositas 31 (14.1%) 31 (55.4%) 0.03
Dyslipidemia 105 (47.7%) 15 (26.8%) 0.37
Coronary artery disease 69 (31.4%) 19 (33.9%) 0.75
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 43 (19.5%) 18 (32.1%) 0.05
Renal insufficiency 24 (10.9%) 9 (16.1%) 0.36
Stroke 19 (8.6%) 6 (10.7%) 0.53
Myocardial infarction 22 (10%) 10 (17.9%) 0.11
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease 38 (17.3%) 25 (44.6%)  < 0.0001
Previous cardiovascular interventions* (*various procedures in one patient possible) 72 (32.7%) 23(41.1%) 0.24
Aortocoronary bypass operation 28 (12.7%) 8 (14.3%) 0.76
Coronary stenting 27 (12.3%) 7 (12.5%) 0.96
Valve operation 12 (5.5%) 2 (3.6%) 0.57
Aortic operation/procedure 8 (3.6%) 5 (8.9%) 0.09
Peripheral vascular operation 6 (2.7%) 4 (7.1%) 0.11
Emergency / urgent procedures 17 (7.7%) / 15 (6.8%) 3 (5.4%) / 5 (8.9%) 0.54/ 0.59
  1. Excluded: 20 patients with unclear METS status; 19 emergencies, 1 urgent operation