Table 1.

Characteristics of the subjects

OAC treatment
No preoperative OACPreoperative OACP
Subjects, no. 35 10 na
Age, y, mean ± SD 70.1 ± 8.5 73.4 ± 5.3 ns
Sex, no. male/no. female 15/20 4/6 ns
Diabetes mellitus, no. 3 1 ns
Aortic valve stenosis
    Grade II, no. 7 3 ns
    Grade III, no. 28 7 ns
    Insufficiency, no. 19 6 ns
INR, no. < 1.2 2.4 ± 0.4 < .01
Calcification score, % 16 37 < .02
  • na indicates not applicable; ns, not significant.