Table 1

Comparison of Variables of 19 Patients With Extreme Myocardial Salvage (<10% vs. >90% salvage index)

Salvage Indexp Value
<0.10 (n = 5)>0.90 (n = 14)
Discharge LVEF (%)a30 ± 1455 ± 80.0004
Infarct size (% of LV)a49 ± 31 ± 10.0001
Angioplasty60%42%NS
Time to treatment (h)4.64.30.90
Reperfusion therapy <2 h0/55/140.17
Good residual blood flow0/511/140.005
Good residual blood flow or reperfusion <2 h0/512/140.002
  • a Data presented are mean value ± SD, median or number or percent of patients. LV = left ventricle; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction.