Table 1.

Baseline Patient Characteristics

CharacteristicAll Patients (n=16)
Age, y58.8±14.5
Male sex14 (87.5)
Body mass index, kg/m227.1±2.9
Hypertension9 (56.3)
Smoking
 Current smoker9 (56.3)
 Ex-smoker (0–10 y before)4 (25.0)
Dyslipidemia10 (62.5)
Diabetes mellitus3 (18.8)
Ischemia duration, min*185±115
Killip class at recruitment
 I11 (68.7)
 II5 (31.3)
Infarct artery lesion location
 Proximal left anterior descending coronary artery16 (100.0)
 Mid left anterior descending coronary artery0 (0.0)
Treatment at the time of primary percutaneous intervention
 Heparin16 (100.0)
 Oral antiplatelet
  Aspirin14 (87.5)
  Clopidogrel8 (50.0)
  Prasugrel5 (31.3)
  Ticagrelor4 (25.0)
 Thrombus aspiration9 (56.3)
 Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa during primary percutaneous intervention9 (56.3)
  • Data are presented as mean±SD or n (%).

  • * Mean time from symptom onset to reperfusion.