Table 1

Baseline Clinical Characteristics

IFC (n = 32)RFC (n = 63)p Value
Age, yrs69.5 (59.0–74.5)68.0 (60.0–76.0)0.77
Male16 (50.0)32 (50.8)0.94
BMI26.7 (23.6–30.1)26.0 (24.2–29.7)0.78
Hypertension18 (56.2)34 (54.0)0.83
Dyslipidemia8 (25.0)18 (28.6)0.71
Smoking18 (56.2)33 (52.4)0.72
Diabetes4 (12.5)6 (9.5)0.73
 Insulin-treated2 (6.2)0 (0.0)0.11
Previous MI0 (0.0)1 (1.6)1.00
Previous angina4 (12.5)4 (6.3)0.44
Time from symptom onset to cath lab, min153 (124–229)140 (95–195)0.09
Peak CK-MB, IU/l66.6 (33.3–141.4)149.8 (52.9–230.0)0.025

Values are median (interquartile range) or n (%).

BMI = body mass index; CK-MB = creatine kinase-myocardial band; IFC = intact fibrous cap; MI = myocardial infarction; RFC = ruptured fibrous cap.