Table 1

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicNon-AMI
(n=1130)
AMI
(n=114)
p
Age55.9 (14.3)68.7 (12.5)<0.01
Male gender683 (60.4)81 (71.1)0.03
Risk factors
 Hypertension486 (43.0)70 (61.4)<0.01
 Dyslipidaemia509 (45.0)62 (54.4)0.06
 Diabetes144 (12.7)28 (24.6)<0.01
 Family history575 (50.9)65 (57.0)0.21
 Current or recent smoking435 (38.5)54 (47.4)0.07
Prior history
 AMI209 (18.5)41 (36.0)<0.01
 Angina302 (26.7)45 (39.5)<0.01
 CHF51 (4.5)7 (6.1)0.43
 CABG74 (6.5)13 (11.4)0.05
 Angioplasty183 (16.2)26 (22.8)0.07
  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; CHF, congestive heart failure.