Table 1.

Study cohort characteristics.

FemaleMaleTotalP value
n84132216
Median age (IQR), years71 (57–76)64 (53–74)66 (53–76)0.009
Previous myocardial infarction
 No66 (78.6)91 (68.9)157 (72.7)0.121
 Yes18 (21.4)41 (31.1)59 (27.3)
History of HF9 (10.7)12 (9.1)21 (9.7)0.695
In hospital course
 Thrombolytic
  No80 (95.2)117 (88.6)197 (91.2)0.095
  Yes<515 (11.4)
 Acetylsalicylic acid
  No68 (81.0)90 (68.2)158 (73.1)0.039
  Yes16 (19.0)42 (31.8)58 (26.9)
 Nitroglycerin
  No41 (48.8)55 (41.7)96 (44.4)0.303
  Yes43 (51.2)77 (58.3)120 (55.6)
Median hospital stay (IQR), days4 (2–7)4 (2–7)4 (2–7)0.704
Acute myocardial infarction diagnosis
 1996 diagnosis
  No70 (83.3)104 (78.8)174 (80.6)0.411
  Yes14 (16.7)28 (21.2)42 (19.4)
  STEMI (Q wave)5 (6.0)17 (12.9)22 (10.2)0.101
Outcomes (HF/death)
 6 months12 (14.3)21 (15.9)33 (15.3)0.746
 2 years27 (32.1)31 (23.5)58 (26.9)0.162
 8 years45 (53.6)61 (46.2)106 (49.1)0.292