Table 4

Characteristics of patients with cardiogenic shock selected versus not selected for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

PTCA (n=39) No PTCA (n=147) p Value
Age (years)61.6 (12)71.2 (10)< 0.001
Women10 (26%)58 (39%)0.11
Medical history
 Previous MI11 (29%)61 (41%)0.15
 Angina15 (38%)50 (34%)0.61
 Hypertension10 (26%)78 (53%)0.002
 Diabetes11 (28%)62 (42%)0.11
 Hyperlipidaemia9 (23%)27 (18%)0.51
 Smoking habit14 (36%)24 (16%)0.007
Clinical features
 Anterior wall MI24 (61%)72 (49%)0.16
 Right ventricular MI5 (13%)19 (13%)0.99
Thrombolysis10 (26%)46 (31%)0.49
IABP28 (72%)24 (16%)< 0.001
  • Values are n (%) or mean (SD).

  • IABP, intra-aortic balloon pump; MI, myocardial infarction.