Table 1

Baseline patient characteristics

VariableBaseline value (N=270)
Sex, n (%)
 Male183 (67.8)
 Female86 (31.9)
 Not recorded1 (0.4)
 Age (years), mean (range)67.3 (33–95)
Type of MI, n (%)
 STEMI99 (36.7)
 NSTEMI171 (63.3)
History of prior MI, n (%)
 Yes35 (13.0)
 No207 (76.7)
 Not recorded28 (10.4)
Comorbidities, n (%)
 Diabetes (any type)57 (21.1)
 Hypercholesterolaemia40 (14.8)
 Hypertension99 (36.7)
 Left ventricular systolic dysfunction9 (3.3)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease24 (8.9)
Time since discharge (days), mean (range)49.4 (9–195)
Type of intervention, n (%)
 Medical management76 (28.1)
 Percutaneous coronary intervention194 (71.9)
Type of clinic at first visit, n (%)
 Standard238 (88.1)
 Advanced32 (11.9)
  • MI, myocardial infarction; NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction.