Table 1

Demographic, Clinical, and Infarct-Related Characteristics

All (n = 46)Anterior (n = 23)Nonanterior (n = 23)p Value
Age, yrs54 ± 952 ± 956 ± 100.20
Men41 (89)20 (87)21 (91)1.00
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Hypertension17 (37)6 (26)11 (48)0.20
 Diabetes mellitus5 (11)3 (13)2 (9)1.00
 Current smoker28 (61)14 (61)14 (61)1.00
 High cholesterol30 (65)15 (65)15 (65)1.00
 Obesity6 (13)2 (9)4 (17)0.70
 Time to PCI, h4.4 ± 2.54.0 ± 1.94.7 ± 2.90.40
TIMI flow-grade pre-PCI0.40
 0/132 (70)14 (61)18 (78)
 2/314 (30)9 (39)5 (22)
TIMI flow-grade post-PCI
 0/11 (2)1 (4)0
 2/344 (98)22 (96)23 (100)
Infarct-related artery
 LAD27 (59)23 (100)4 (17)
 RCA17 (37)17 (74)
 CX2 (4)2 (9)
Max troponin I, ng/ml78 ± 7295 ± 8960 ± 430.10
Max CK-MB, U/l177 ± 109200 ± 137156 ± 720.19

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

CK-MB = creatine kinase myocardial band; CX = circumflex artery; LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LCX = left circumflex coronary artery; Max = maximum; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; RCA = right coronary artery; TIMI = thrombolysis in myocardial infarction.

  • Anterior versus nonanterior.