Table 3

Baseline Demographic and Procedural Characteristics (n = 687)

Male73%
Age, yrs60 ± 13
Weight, kg88 ± 22
Hypertension54%
Presence of shock5%
Diabetes mellitus18%
Current or past smoking64%
Hypercholesterolemia55%
Previous heart failure4%
Previous myocardial infarction12%
Previous percutaneous coronary intervention11%
Previous coronary bypass grafting3%
Transfer by helicopter (versus ambulance)83%
Culprit coronary artery
 Left anterior descending32%
 Right coronary artery50%
 Left circumflex/ramus17%
Initial stenosis, %97 ± 8
Ejection fraction, %46 ± 12
Final Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction flow grade 2 or 398%
Final stenosis, %3 ± 16

Values are % or mean ± SD.

  • Defined as total cholesterol >200 mg/dl, low-density lipoprotein >130 mg/dl, or high-density lipoprotein <30 mg/dl.