Table 2

Characteristics of index STEMI

With HF (n=85)Without HF (n=1275)Number of missingsP value
Reperfusion therapy10
 PCI73 (85.9)1159 (90.9)0.125
 CABG3 (3.5)19 (1.5)0.149
 Thrombolysis4 (4.7)34 (2.7)0.269
 None (spontaneous reperfusion on angiography or medication)5 (5.9)53 (4.2)0.446
Time between symptoms and PCI (min)180 (IQR 112)180 (IQR 119)00.670
Maximal troponin T value (median) μg/L6.26 (IQR 8.74)2.10 (IQR 4.03)10500.280
Maximal CK-MB value (median) U/L422.5 (IQR 333.0)181.0 (IQR 259.0)243<0.001
Culprit lesion55
 LAD65 (82.3)610 (49.8)<0.001
 RCX3 (3.8)195 (15.9)0.003
 RCA10 (12.7)409 (33.3)<0.001
 LM1 (1.3)12 (1.0)0.829
Multivessel disease30 (38.5)450 (36.9)620.780
  • Numbers in the columns with and without HF denote n (%), unless specified otherwise.

  • CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting; HF, heart failure; LAD, left anterior descending artery; LM, left main artery; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; RCA, right coronary artery; RCX, ramus circumflexus; STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction.