Table 1

Characteristics of aortic structural damage during follow-up

Patient No1st screening2nd screening3rd screening
1Dilatation of the ascending aorta. AD 42/30/36 mmNot done. Death due to lung cancer.
2Ascending AA. Surgery declined for advanced age and comorbidities. AD 57/31/38 mm.Not done. Death due to renal cell carcinoma
3Ascending AA repaired (Bentall). AD 60/33/37 mmDilatation of the aorta distally to the prosthesis.
AD 55/34/49 mm
Pending. Alive at the end of the study
4Normal chest x-rayAscending AA. AD 50/29/29 mmNot done. Death due to aortic dissection
5Ascending AA. Surgery declined for advanced age.
AD 73/24/28 mm
Ascending AA. AD 90/25/29 mmNot done. Death due to cerebrovascular accident
6Ascending AA. AD 47/40/28 mmAscending AA. AD 50/32/31 mm.Pending. Alive at the end of the study
7Normal chest x-rayDilatation of the ascending aorta. AD 41/28/29 mmPending. Alive at the end of the study
8Dilatation of the aortic arch. AD 40/40/30 mmDilatation of the ascending aorta and aortic root.
AD 42/44/33 mm
Dilatation of the ascending aorta and aortic arch. AD 42/46/34 mm
9Ascending AA. AD 50/38/31 mmNot done. Lost to follow-up for 4 yearsAA repair 6 years after the first screening
10Ascending AA. AD 50/42/28 mm.Ascending AA. AD 55/42/29 mm. The patient declined surgeryNot done. Death due to aspiration pneumonia
11Dilatation of the ascending aorta. AD 45/38/29 mmAscending AA. AD 50/37/29 mm. Surgery declined because of comorbiditiesPending. Alive at the end of the study
12Ascending AA repaired. AD 55/40/28 mmNot done. Sudden death 6 months after surgery.
13Dilatation of the descending aorta. AD 37/39/40 mmNo significant changes in aortic diameters.
AD 39/39/39 mm (CT without contrast)
Not done. Death due to lung cancer
14No ASD in CT. AD 39/31/25 mmAscending AA. AD 51/33/29 mm. The patient declined surgeryPending. Alive at the end of the study.
15Normal chest x-rayNo ASD in CT. AD 37/28/26 mmDilatation at the ascending aorta. AD 43/28/29
16Fusiform aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (51×29 mm)No changesNo changes in abdominal aneurysm by CT
  • When available, aortic diameters (AD) at different levels of the thoracic aorta are shown (ascending aorta/aortic arch/descending aorta).

  • AA, aortic aneurysm.