Table 5

 Incidence of events after direct PTCA and thrombolytic treatment according to time between onset of symptoms and randomisation

<2 hours⩾2 hours
Pre-hospital lysisDirect PTCAPre-hospital lysisDirect PTCA
Events are expressed in relative numbers (%), median time with interquartile range.
NS, not significant.
Modified from Steg et al,19 with permission.
Time to therapy (mins)95 (40–175)150 (82–260)<0.0001195 (120–570)258 (150–1275)<0.0001
Death2.25.70.065.93.7NS
Reinfarction4.01.4NS3.42.2NS
Stroke1.30.0NS0.60.0NS
Cardiogenic shock1.35.30.033.94.4NS