Table 3

 Demographic, echocardiographic, and angiographic data of patients with acute coronary syndromes aged ⩾70 years with or without APO

APO (n = 75)No APO (n:74)p Value
Data are mean (SD) or number (%).
Age (years)75.1 (3.2)75.2 (3.1)NS
Men44 (59%)49 (66%)NS
Hypertension53 (69%)39 (53%)<0.04
Diabetes mellitus44 (59%)19 (26%)<0.001
Cholesterol >6.5 mmol/l26 (35%)35 (47%)NS
PVD49 (65%)17 (23%)<0.001
Old myocardial infarction36 (48%)18 (24%)<0.003
Previous atrial fibrillation18 (24%)9 (12%)<0.061
Peak CKMB mass (μg/l)98 (165)161 (145)<0.04
Peak cTnI (μg/l)32.6 (74.7)57.6 (70.3)<0.098
STEMI16 (21%)27 (36%)NS
NSTEMI45 (60%)22 (30%)<0.001
Left bundle branch block23 (31%)1 (1%)<0.001
UA14 (19%)25 (34%)<0.03
Ejection fraction (%)38.7 (13.0)56.1 (10.2)<0.001
Septum (mm)12.3 (2.8)12.0 (2.1)NS
Posterior wall (mm)11.7 (1.9)11.2 (2.1)NS
Moderate to severe MR27 (36%)7 (10%)<0.001
Coronary angiography46 (61%)31 (42%)NS
Vessels with >70% stenosis
    00 (0%)0 (0%)NS
    13 (7%)12 (39%)NS
    27 (15%)8 (26%)NS
    3 ± left main36 (78%)11 (35%)<0.001