Table 1

Baseline characteristics

All patients
N=879
With process deviation
N=347
No process deviation
N=532
p Value
Demographic characteristics
 Age (years)64±1267±1261±11≤0.001
 Male sex626 (71%)229 (66%)397 (75%)0.006
 BMI (kg/m2)27±426±427±40.070
 Length of stay (days) (median, IQR)3 (2–4)3 (2–5)2 (2–3)≤0.001
Comorbidities
 Hypertension352 (40%)155 (45%)200 (38%)0.066
 Hyperlipidaemia198 (23%)75 (22%)123 (23%)0.625
 Diabetes mellitus115 (13%)52 (15%)63 (12%)0.177
 Known coronary disease145 (16%)65 (19%)80 (15%)0.147
 Known pulmonary disease88 (10%)43 (12%)45 (8%)0.055
 Renal clearance (mL/min/1.73 m2)75±2372±2577±220.002
Infarct characteristics
 Diagnosis0.052
  STEMI594 (68%)234 (67%)360 (68%)
  NSTEMI135 (15%)63 (18%)72 (14%)
  UAP114 (13%)34 (10%)80 (15%)
  Other36 (4%)16 (5%)20 (4%)
 Treated with PCI747 (85%)297 (86%)450 (85%)0.684
  • BMI, body mass index; NSTEMI, non-ST-elevated myocardial infarction; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; STEMI, ST-elevated myocardial infarction; UAP, unstable angina pectoris.