Table 1

Patients characteristics

Total small ASD (n=151)No tachyarrhythmia
Supraventricular tachycardia (n=24)P valueVentricular tachycardia (n=12)P value
Age (years)31.9±12.528.2±9.345.9±13.60.00145±14.20.001
Female (%)61.661.958.30.82066.71.000
Height (cm)172±10171±11174±80.289170±80.764
Weight (kg)75±2075±2078±180.46069±160.350
BMI (kg/m2)25.225.2±5.225.9±6.30.57723.5±4.20.302
Alcohol: high risk (>21 men, >14 women) (%)5641.00001.000
Current smoker (%)17.218.612.50.5708.30.692
Diet, self-estimated if healthy (%)37.732.754.10.062500.337
Age at diagnosis (years)8.9±13.75.8±9.421.7±20.40.00124.5±22.50.001
Follow-up (years)18.9±9.018.4±7.120.6±15.517.1±12.4
Self-estimated health (excellent/good) (%)
Self-estimated physics (good) (%)2222.220.81.000250.731
Chronic lung disease, n4400
Diabetes, n1010
Pulmonary heart disease, n1100
Hypertension, n3030
Ischaemic heart disease, n3021
Cerebrovascular events, n3012
  • P values express the comparison between ASD patients with tachyarrhythmias and ASD patients without tachyarrhythmias.

  • ASD, atrial septal defects; BMI, body mass index.