Table 1

Clinical Characteristics

Upstream RuptureMLA RuptureDownstream Rupturep Value
Patients70 (56.0)20 (16.0)35 (28.0)
Age, yrs60.7 ± 12.465.2 ± 10.961.7 ± 13.00.369
Male61 (87.1)17 (85.0)26 (74.3)0.246
Obesity (BMI >25 kg/m2)32 (47.8)10 (52.6)13 (38.2)0.537
Systemic hypertension30 (42.9)10 (50.0)18 (51.4)0.666
Diabetes mellitus19 (27.1)6 (30.0)11 (31.4)0.893
Hypercholesterolemia34 (48.6)12 (60.0)15 (42.9)0.472
Current smoking34 (48.6)8 (40.0)15 (42.9)0.738
Clinical diagnosis0.030
 STEMI (38.4%)32 (45.7)8 (40.0)8 (22.9)
 NSTE-ACS (40.0%)26 (37.1)7 (35.0)17 (48.6)
 NSTEMI14 (20.0)3 (15.0)6 (17.1)
 Unstable angina12 (17.1)4 (20.0)11 (31.4)
 Non-ACS (21.6%)12 (17.1)5 (25.0)10 (28.6)
Multivessel disease35 (50.0)10 (50.0)21 (60.0)0.603

Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

ACS = acute coronary syndrome; BMI = body mass index; MLA = minimum lumen area; NSTE-ACS = non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome; NSTEMI = non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; STEMI = ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.