Table 1

Baseline clinical characteristics of the patients and the three patient groups

CharacteristicGroup 1 (n=48)Group 2 (n=36)Group 3 (n=59)All patients (n=143)
Values are % or mean (SD).
ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; CK, serum creatine kinase; MI, myocardial infarction.
Age (years)58.3 (8.1)57.5 (9.6)58.5 (8.9)58.2 (9.0)
Male92%78%90%87%
Anterior MI48%50%49%49%
Thrombolysis54%61%59%58%
Peak CK (U/l)2139 (1536)2413 (2213)2241 (1667)2249 (1770)
ACE inhibition46%55%51%50%
β Blockers56%53%58%56%