Table 1

Baseline Clinical and Angiographic Characteristics

Thrombus RemovalNo Thrombus Removalp Value
Patients, n7474
Age (yrs)57.3 ± 1358.9 ± 140.472
Male gender62 (84%)56 (76%)0.314
Diabetes16 (21%)11 (15%)0.465
Hypertension28 (37%)32 (46%)0.349
Dyslipidemia26 (34%)18 (25%)0.309
Smoking habit38 (54%)43 (60%)0.571
Killip class >18 (11%)4 (5%)0.297
Anterior infarction32 (42%)38 (51%)0.355
Ejection fraction53 ± 7%51 ± 9%0.133
Ischemic time (min)206 ± 115199 ± 1240.722
Target vessel
 LAD32 (43%)38 (51%)0.420
 LCX7 (10%)10 (14%)0.623
 RCA35 (47%)26 (35%)0.191
CAD extension
 1 vessel36 (49%)36 (49%)0.876
 2 vessels23 (31%)24 (32%)0.965
 3 vessels15 (20%)14 (19%)0.958
TIMI flow grade
 0/160 (81%)54 (73%)0.657
 212 (16%)16 (22%)0.646
 32 (3%)4 (5%)0.822

CAD = coronary artery disease; LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LCX = left circumflex coronary artery; RCA = right coronary artery; TIMI = Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction.