Table 2

Causes of death of patients who died during the follow up

Cause of deathNumber of patients (n=24)
Cardiovascular10
    Acute myocardial infarction6
    Rupture of aortic aneurysm2
    Intracerebral haemorrhage1
    Universal arteriosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease1
Malignancies8
    Lung cancer3
    Brain lymphoma1
    Oesophagus cancer1
    Liver cancer1
    Hypernephroma1
    Mediastinal tumour1
Infection3
    Pneumonia2
    Sepsis1
Lung disease2
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease1
    Bronchiolitis obliterans1
Rheumatoid arthritis1