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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics Data

From: Non-uniform recovery of left ventricular transmural mechanics in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

  No improvement Improvement  
  (n = 18) (n = 24) P value
Age (years) 64.0 ± 8.7 61.7 ± 12.8 0.48
Sex (female) 6 (33%) 6 (25%) 0.80
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 29.6 ± 5.3 28.7 ± 6.3 0.62
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 130.8 ± 18.9 140.3 ± 24.2 0.16
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 73 ± 13.7 83.8 ± 15.5 0.02
Heart Rate (beat/min) 77 ± 13 82.6 ± 23.5 0.37
Door to balloon time (minutes) 71 ± 42 69 ± 31.6 0.85
Hospitalization (days) 5.4 ± 1.9 6.6 ± 4.3 0.24
Peak Creatine kinase MB (U/L) 161.4 ± 148.0 183.0 ± 249.2 0.72
Peak Troponin (ng/mL) 6.4 ± 5.6 5.5 ± 6.8 0.64
Risk factors    
   Hypertension 12 (67%) 8 (33%) 0.06
   Diabetes 4 (22%) 1 (4%) 0.19
   Dyslipidemia 12 (67%) 8 (33%) 0.06
Killip Class    
   I 13 (72%) 18 (75%) 0.87
   II 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 0.81
   IV 4 (22%) 3 (17%) 0.67
Anterior wall Myocardial Infarction 10 (56%) 9 (47%) 0.39
Disease extent    
   1 Vessel Disease 8 (44%) 14 (59%) 0.56
   2 Vessel Disease 5 (28%) 5 (21%) 0.87
   3 Vessel Disease 5 (28%) 5 (21%) 0.87
   IABP 4 (22%) 3 (17%) 0.67
Number of stents    
   1 11 (61%) 12 (67%) 0.68
   2 4 (22%) 8 (44%) 0.65
   3 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 0.53
   4 2 (11%) - 0.34
TIMI Score pre PCI    
   0 13 (72%) 18 (75%) 0.87
   1 1(6%) - 0.88
   2 4 (22%) 5 (21%) 0.78
   3 - 1 (4%) 0.88
TIMI Score post PCI    
   2 1(6%) 2 (8%) 0.79
   3 17 (94%) 22 (92%) 0.79
Complications    
   A-V Block 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 0.81
   Ventricular Arrhythmia 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 0.95
   Atrial Arrhythmia 3 (17%) 7 (39%) 0.56