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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Incidence and risk factors of post-operative cognitive decline after ablation for atrial fibrillation

Variable Study group (n = 190) Practice group (n = 97) P value
Age (years) 66.6 ± 5.4 67.7 ± 5.0 0.11
Male 113 (59.5) 53 (54.6) 0.43
College and above 57 (30.0) 31 (32.0) 0.73
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 131 (68.9) 63 (64.9) 0.49
Diabetes 33 (17.4) 15 (15.5) 0.68
Hypertension 122 (64.2) 57 (58.8) 0.37
Dyslipidemia 41 (21.6) 25 (25.8) 0.42
Coronary heart disease 30 (15.8) 13 (13.4) 0.59
Heart failure 10 (5.3) 4 (4.1) 0.78
Level of anxiety# 3.8 ± 1.3 3.6 ± 0.7 0.14
Level of depression# 2.7 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.1 0.72
Smoker 33 (17.4) 14 (14.4) 0.52
CHA2DS2-VASc score (< 2 for males, < 3 for females) 89 (46.8) 40 (41.2) 0.38
Oral anticoagulants 116 (61.1) 56 (57.7) 0.59
Antiplatelet 19 (10.0) 12 (12.4) 0.54
ACEI/ARB 57 (30.0) 34 (35.1) 0.38
Statins 91 (47.9) 40 (41.2) 0.28
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± SD or n (%)
  2. #Level of anxiety and depression assessed by visual analog scales