Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Healthy control subjects (n=20)Patients with myocardial infarction (n=20)P value
Male13 (65)16 (80)0.5
Age42±1158±120.0003
BMI26.0±2.928.0±4.30.1
Risk factors
 Hypertension06 (30)0.02
 Smoking010 (50)0.0004
 Dyslipidaemia03 (15)0.2
 Diabetes mellitus01 (5)>0.9
 Pre-existing IHD04 (20)0.1
 Family history IHD012 (60)>0.0001
Infarct territory
 Infarct artery
  LAD14 (70)
  RCA4 (20)
  LCx2 (10)
 PPCI to CMR (days)3.2±1.8
  • Values quoted are n (%) or mean±SD.

  • Bold values indicate statistical significance (<0.05).

  • BMI, body mass index; CMR, cardiac magnetic resonance; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; LAD, left anterior descending artery; LCx, left circumflex artery; PPCI, primary percutaneous coronary intervention; RCA, right coronary artery.