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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients and controls

From: Circulating microRNA expression profile and systemic right ventricular function in adults after atrial switch operation for complete transposition of the great arteries

  Microarray   qRT-PCR validation  
  Patients (n = 5) Controls (n = 5) p Patients (n = 26) Controls (n = 20) p
Age at study (years) 26.5 ± 5.1 24.5 ± 6.3 0.60 25.3 ± 3.2 25.0 ± 4.3 0.82
Gender (M:F) 3:2 3:2 1.0 17:9 11:9 0.82
BMI (kg/m2) 19.9 ± 1.5 23.3 ± 3.9 0.12 21.8 ± 3.3 21.6 ± 3.3 0.84
BSA (m2) 1.66 ± 0.09 1.77 ± 0.22 0.30 1.67 ± 0.14 1.70 ± 0.21 0.57
Age at surgery (years) 2.24 ± 2.26 -   1.90 ± 2.26 -  
Type of operation (Mustard: Senning) 1:4 -   4:22 -  
Closure of VSD 2 -   8 -  
Medical treatment (n) (2) -   (5) -  
- ACEI 2 -   4 -  
- ARB 2 -   3 -  
- furosemide 1 -   1 -  
- spironolactone 1 -   1 -  
- aspirin 1 -   1 -  
- digoxin 0 -   1 -  
  1. ACEI: = angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, ARB: = angiotensin II receptor blockers, BMI: = body mass index, BSA: = body surface area, qRT-PCR: = real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, VSD: = ventricular septal defect.