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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: Prognostic effect of increased left ventricular wall thickness in severe aortic stenosis

  Normal thickness (n = 82) Increased thickness (n = 208) p value
Age (years) 69.8 ± 11.3 69.3 ± 10.9 0.707
Female, n (%) 36 (43.9%) 100 (48.1%) 0.523
Body surface area (m2) 1.61 ± 0.15 1.62 ± 0.16 0.497
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.1 ± 3.1 23.3 ± 3.0 0.790
Hypertension, n (%) 29 (35.4%) 102 (49.3%) 0.032
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 23 (28.0%) 63 (30.3%) 0.707
NYHA class 2.0 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 0.9 0.030
Dyspnea, n (%) 50 (61.0%) 154 (74.0%) 0.028
Angina, n (%) 26 (31.7%) 75 (36.1%) 0.484
Syncope, n (%) 3 (3.7%) 18 (8.7%) 0.139
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 1.1 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 1.1 0.404
AVR, n (%) 32 (39.0%) 125 (60.1%) 0.001
HF hospitalization, n (%) 25 (30.5%) 61 (29.3%) 0.845
Total death, n (%) 8 (9.8%) 35 (16.8%) 0.127
Cardiovascular death, n (%) 3 (3.7%) 25 (12.0%) 0.030
Antihypertensive drugs, n (%) 40 (48.8%) 140 (67.3%) 0.003
BNP (pg/mL) 834.9 ± 1169.5 915.9 ± 1006.6 0.672
  1. Values are mean ± SD or n (%). NYHA New York Heart Association; AVR aortic valve replacement; HF heart failure