Table 1

Patient characteristics

Patient characteristic
Age, years58.3±11.4
Male37 (84%)
Body mass index, kg/m228.2±3.5
Current smoker24 (55%)
Hypertension11 (25%)
Hypercholesterolemia13 (30%)
Diabetes mellitus6 (14%)
Pain to balloon time, min (median (IQR))213 (268)
TIMI flow grade 0 or 1 pre-PCI40 (91%)
TIMI flow grade 3 post PCI42 (95%)
Peak troponin I, ng/L (median)>50 000
Peak CK, IU/L (median (IQR))615 (1510)
Infarct territory
 Anterior20 (45%)
 Inferior18 (41%)
 Lateral6 (14%)
  • Data as mean±SD or n (%) unless indicated.

  • CK, creatine kinase; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; PPCI, primary percutaneous coronary intervention; TIMI, flow grades based on results of the Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction trial.