Table 2

 Pharmacological treatments during hospital stay and at discharge

ACS with unstable angina (n = 268)ACS with myocardial necrosis (n = 530)ACS with clinical MI (n = 1686)p Value
ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; LMWH, low molecular weight heparin.
In hospital
    Unfractionated heparin8 (3%)23 (4%)252 (15%)<0.001
    LMWH192 (72%)401 (76%)1230 (73%)NS
    Clopidogrel118 (44%)290 (55%)866 (52%)0.033
    Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor3 (1%)36 (7%)121 (7%)0.004
    Intravenous β blocker1 (0.4%)5 (1%)32 (2%)NS
    Calcium antagonist77 (29%)116 (22%)319 (19%)0.005
    Intravenous nitrate12 (5%)56 (11%)320 (19%)<0.001
    Oral nitrate142 (53%)262 (49%)726 (43%)0.007
    Potassium channel modulator62 (23%)115 (22%)227 (14%)<0.001
After discharge
    β Blocker139 (53%)277 (53.1 %)1106 (66%)<0.001
    Statin181 (69%)358 (68.5 %)1350 (80%)<0.001
    ACE inhibitor121 (46%)276 (52.8 %)1094 (65%)<0.001
    Aspirin190 (72%)362 (69.1 %)1327 (79%)<0.001
    Clopidogrel85 (32%)224 (42.3%)651 (39%)0.004