Table 1

Baseline Patient Characteristics

AMI Patients (n = 40)Controls (n = 40)p Value
Male31 (78)33 (80)0.58
Age, yrs59.3 ± 9.458.0 ± 8.80.51
Weight, kg84.5 ± 14.178.7 ± 10.20.08
Height, cm176 ± 8.5174 ± 9.60.32
Body mass index, kg/m227.3 ± 3.826.1 ± 3.20.17
CAD risk factors
 Diabetes mellitus4 (10)4 (10)1.00
 Hypertension10 (25)15 (38)0.23
 Hypercholesterolemia8 (20)10 (25)0.59
 Smoking history11 (28)13 (33)0.63
 Family history of CAD19 (48)19 (48)1.00
Coronary artery (culprit in STEMI patients)
 RCA1 (35)10 (35)0.33
 LAD21 (53)24 (60)0.50
 LCx5 (13)6 (15)0.75
Hemodynamics
 Heart rate, beats/min74.6 ± 11.969.0 ± 13.00.06
 Mean arterial pressure, mm Hg86.3 ± 9.596.0 ± 14.10.001

Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

AMI = acute myocardial infarction; CAD = coronary artery disease; LAD = left anterior descending; LCx = left circumflex artery; RCA = right coronary artery; STEMI = ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

  • Matching was performed for this variable.