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Table 1 Baseline demographics and cerebrovascular variant prevalence

From: Repaired coarctation of the aorta, persistent arterial hypertension and the selfish brain

 Healthy Controls
(n = 33)
Coarctation
(n = 127)
p-value
Demographic data
 Age (years)42 ± 1434 ± 14= 0.002
 Male gender n [%]16 [48]77 [61]= 0.24
 BMI (kg/m2)24 ± 325 ± 5= 0.23
 Office SBP (mmHg)124 ± 10138 ± 19<  0.0001
 Office DBP (mmHg)76 ± 876 ± 11=0.94
Vertebral artery and Circle of Willis data
 VAH n [%]8 [24]57 [45]= 0.046
 ipCoW n [%]19 [58]79 [62]= 0.69
 VAH + incomplete pCoW n [%]3 [9]46 [36]= 0.003
  1. BMI body mass index, DBP diastolic blood pressure, ipCoW incomplete Circle of Willis, CoW SBP systolic blood pressure, SBP systolic blood pressure, VAH vertebral artery hypoplasia