Table 2

Procedural Data and Angiographic Results

Thrombus RemovalNo Thrombus Removalp Value
Patients, n7474
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors100100
Stenting73 (99%)72 (97%)
Direct stenting52 (70%)18 (24%)<0.0001
Stent length (mm)21.1 ± 8.720.9 ± 9.50.841
Reference diameter post-PPCI (mm)3.3 ± 0.463.2 ± 0.430.174
Minimal lumen diameter post-PPCI (mm)3.3 ± 0.413.1 ± 0.610.020
% vessel stenosis post-PPCI0.27 ± 1.641.3 ± 8.490.307
TIMI flow grade pre-PPCI0.52 ± 0.860.71 ± 0.990.214
TIMI flow grade post-PPCI2.87 ± 0.362.68 ± 0.50.008
TIMI flow grade 3 post-PPCI66 (89%)58 (78%)0.119
Corrected TIMI frame count post-PPCI17.3 ± 621.5 ± 120.007
Procedural time (min)57 ± 1954 ± 210.363
Procedural success74 (100%)73 (99%)0.767
Device success66 (89%)
Myocardial blush grade post-PPCI
 0/10 (0%)5 (6%)0.098
 29 (12%)37 (50%)<0.0001
 365 (88%)32 (44%)<0.0001
Distal embolization4 (5%)14 (19%)0.019
No reflow2 (3%)11 (15%)0.024
Peak CK-MB790 ± 132910 ± 128<0.0001

CK-MB = creatinine kinase-mass band fraction; PPCI = primary percutaneous coronary intervention; TIMI = Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction.