Table 1: Demographic and clinical characteristics of 41 patients.


Age (years)54 ±10.8
Men34 (82.9%)
Previous coronary angioplasty0
Previous coronary bypass0
Hypertension (n)26 (63.4%)
Diabetes mellitus (n)15 (36.6%)
Smokers (n)28 (68.3%)
Diseased arteries44
 Left anterior descending22 (50.0%)
 Left circumflex coronary artery7 (15.9%)
 Right coronary artery15 (34.1%)
 Single-vessel disease28
 Multivessel disease8
TIMI flow of diseased arteries before PCI <340 (90.9%)
TIMI flow of diseased arteries after PCI <30
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%)47 ± 5
Left ventricular end diastolic volume (mL)129 ± 41
Left ventricular end systolic volume (mL)66 ± 32

Data presented as mean ± SD, unless otherwise noted; data in parentheses are percentages.
TIMI: thrombolysis in myocardial infarction; AMI: acute myocardial infarction; ACS: acute coronary syndrome.