[Change trend of clinical characteristics of aortic dissection over 10 years].

@article{Xue2007ChangeTO,
  title={[Change trend of clinical characteristics of aortic dissection over 10 years].},
  author={L. Q. Xue and Jian-fang Luo and Jin-zhuang Mai and Xing Liu},
  journal={Zhonghua xin xue guan bing za zhi},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={47-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To discuss the clinical epidemiology features and change trend of aortic dissection (AD). METHODS Retrospective analysis of consecutive 339 patients with AD over 10 years in Guangdong Cardiovascular Institution. Hospital records and prognosis were compared between two five-year periods. RESULTS 339 cases with AD were hospitalized during the past 10 years. The mean age was 55.7 +/- 11.2. The male/female ratio was 4.75 to 1. Hypertension was present in 71.7% of all patients. Heavy… CONTINUE READING

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