Table 1

Patient Characteristics

CharacteristicAMI (n = 36)UAP (n = 24)SAP (n = 20)p Value
Age, yrs69 ± 1565 ± 1267 ± 110.31
Sex, male/female27/917/712/8
Serum creatinine, mg/dl0.97 ± 0.270.82 ± 0.280.84 ± 0270.62
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg142 ± 23139 ± 26145 ± 170.77
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg83 ± 1280 ± 1682 ± 160.76
Culprit lesion
 LAD20 (56)13 (54)9 (45)0.61
 LCX5 (14)3 (13)5 (25)0.47
 RCA11 (31)8 (32)6 (30)0.97
Coronary risk factor
 Diabetes mellitus9 (25)8 (33)6 (30)0.96
 Hypertension19 (53)13 (54)13 (65)0.65
 Hyperlipidemia20 (56)12 (50)9 (45)0.22
 Smoking15 (42)11 (46)9 (45)0.94
 Obesity9 (25)5 (21)7 (35)0.55
Medications on admission
 Statin use5 (14)6 (25)4 (20)0.55
 Beta-blocker use5 (14)4 (16)4 (20)0.44
 ACE/ARB use6 (16)9 (38)8 (40)0.65
 Aspirin5 (14)7 (29)13 (65)0.13
Reperfusion time, min259 ± 201
Max CK, IU/l1,942 ± 1,892
Max CK-MB, IU/l186 ± 212
LVEF at the onset of MI, %48 ± 17
Peak WBC counts, cells/μl11,024 ± 2,720
Peak neutrophil counts, cells/μl8,259 ± 2,621
Peak PBMC, cells/μl679 ± 259

Data are expressed as mean ± SD or n (%).

ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; AMI = acute myocardial infarction; ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker; CK = creatine kinase; LAD = left anterior descending artery; LCX = left circumflex artery; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; MB = myocardial band; PBMC = peripheral blood mononuclear cell; RCA = right coronary artery; SAP = stable angina pectoris; UAP = unstable angina pectoris; WBC = white blood cell.