TableĀ 1

Baseline patient characteristics

Consecutive patients with primary PCI (n=507)
Mean age (SD), years (n=507)64.8 (12.5)
Male gender, % (n=507)71.4%
Mean BMI (SD), kg/m2 (n=470)26.9 (4.8)
Family history of IHD, % (n=407)41.3%
Current smoking, % (n=425)49.2%
Hypertension, % (n=468)39.1%
Hypercholesterolaemia, % (n=469)25.4%
Diabetes, % (n=497)11.4%
Previous AMI, % (n=495)6.1%
Previous PCI, % (n=495)8.3%
Previous CABG, % (n=497)1.2%
  • Hypertension=treatment with blood pressure lowering agents; hypercholesterolaemia=treatment with lipid lowering agents; diabetes=treatment with antidiabetic drugs or diet.

  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction; BMI, body mass index; CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention.