Table 1

 Patient characteristics of patients at the James Cook University Hospital (JCUH) and patients receiving PCI in the revascularisation arm of the SHOCK (should we emergently revascularise occluded coronaries for cardiogenic shock?) trial

CharacteristicJCUH (n = 113)PCI in SHOCK trial17 (n = 82)
Data are mean (SD), median (interquartile range), or number (%).
*History of hyperlipidaemia and taking cholesterol lowering medication, or random total cholesterol on admission ⩾5 mmol/l.
CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; MI, myocardial infarction; NA, not available; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention.
Unknown data relate mostly to patients who were too sick to give this information before PCI and for whom no evidence was subsequently found.
Age range (years)26–79NA
Age (years)60.1 (10.5)65 (10)
Men76 (67%)62%
Anterior MI59 (52%)NA
Non-anterior MI54 (48%)NA
Primary angioplasty41 (36%)NA
Rescue angioplasty for failed thrombolysis47 (42%)Thrombolysis 49%
Angioplasty for reinfarction25 (22%)NA
Mean chest pain onset to PCI (hours)7.4 (5.9)NA
Median chest pain onset to PCI (hours)5.8 (3.4–10)11.0 (6.1–19.5)
Transferred patients71 (63%)60%
Local patients42 (37%)NA
Previous MI34 (30%)23%
Diabetes21 (19%)25%
Previous CABG3 (2.7%)4%
Hypertension23 (20%)NA
    Unknown5 (4.4%)NA
Current or former smoker80 (71%)NA
    Unknown6 (5.3%)NA
Hyperlipidaemia*70 (62%)NA
    Unknown5 (4.4%)NA