Table 1

Patient Characteristics

ControlTherapyp Value
Patients2725
Age, yrs60 ± 1060 ± 110.80
Male19 (70)17 (68)0.85
Diabetes mellitus2 (7.4)3 (12)0.57
Hypertension9 (33)12 (48)0.28
Hypercholesterolemia3 (11)3 (12)0.92
Smoking15 (55)15 (60)0.75
Time from first symptoms to admission, h2.0 ± 0.92.4 ± 1.20.16
Time from first symptoms to PCI, h2.8 ± 1.03.3 ± 1.20.12
Time from first symptoms to revascularization, h3.2 ± 1.03.7 ± 1.20.07
Treated coronary artery
 RCA (prox/mid/dist)20 (74)16 (64)0.31
 LAD (prox/mid/dist)7 (26)7 (28)
 Other0 (0)2 (8)
Rentrop grade
 Grade 03 (11)3 (12)0.43
 Grade 113 (48)16 (64)
 Grade 211 (41)6 (24)
ST-segment deviation, mm5.5 ± 2.86.1 ± 3.40.52

Values are n, mean ± SD, or n (%).

dist = distal; LAD = left anterior descending; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; prox = proximal; RCA = right coronary artery.

  • Determined by Student t test.

  • Determined by chi-square test.