Table 1

 Baseline characteristics of patients

CharacteristicMean (SD) or n (%)
TFC, TIMI frame count.
Age (years)61 (9)
Men84 (82%)
Risk factors
    Hypertension46 (45%)
    Diabetes mellitus30 (29%)
    Hyperlipidaemia50 (49%)
    Smoking74 (72%)
Onset to reperfusion time (h)3.8 (1.9)
Segment 675 (73%)
Rentrop grade ⩽1100 (97%)
Diameter of stenosis after angioplasty (%)14 (8)
TFC45 (25)
Peak creatine kinase (IU/l)4484 (2700)