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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients and controls

From: Heat shock protein 27 plays a protective role in thoracic aortic dissection by promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis

Characteristics Controls TAD patients p
(n = 8) (n = 12)
Age (y) 40.9 ± 6.7 47.4 ± 9.2 0.4
Men 8 (100%) 12 (100%) 1
History of smoking 5 (62.5%) 6 (50%) 0.7
Hypertension 0 (0%) 9 (75%) 0.001
Atherosclerosis 3 (37.5%) 7 (58.3%) 0.7
  1. Age and aortic diameter were compared using Student’s t-test. All other variables were compared using Fisher’s exact test. TAD thoracic aortic dissection