volume 31, issue 9, P954-958 2014
DOI: 10.3109/07420528.2014.933842
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Abstract: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that there is seasonal variation in the incidence of Stanford type A aortic dissection (SA-AoD) among patients admitted to our cardiovascular surgical service. A sinusoidal logistic regression model was used to analyze event data for 6081 calendar days. A cyclic peak risk for SA-AoD was observed for calendar day 304 (p=0.019). The odds ratios for the 3- and 6-month window surrounding this peak were 1.6 (p=0.054) and 1.7 (p=0.0040), respectively. Our result…

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