Table 1

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

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)


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).

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

a Several conditions/indications could be present for the same patient.

b With or without dissection.

c Refers to aortic valve functional status, i.e. insufficiency, stenosis.

d Refers to anatomic information, i.e., bicuspid valve, other congenital malformation.

Schmidt et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R87   doi:10.1186/ar3360

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