Table 1

Patient baseline demographics; results are number (%) unless otherwise stated

Total (n=29)Thrombolysis (n=15)No thrombolysis (n=14)
There were no significant differences for any of the variables.
JVP, jugular vein pulse.
Mean (SD) age (years)68 (7.6)69 (6.6)67.5 (8.6)
Male21 (72)12 (80)9 (64)
Myocardial infarction
    Anterior14 (48)8 (53)6 (43)
    Inferior15 (15)7 (47)8 (57)
    Previous myocardial infarction5 (17)3 (20)2 (14)
Risk factor
    Smoker7 (24)2 (14)5 (33)
    Diabetic6 (21)4 (27)2 (14)
    Hyperlipidaemia7 (24)3 (20)4 (29)
    Hypertension12 (41)5 (33)7 (50)
    Family history11 (35)7 (47)4 (29)
    Previous angina2 (7)2 (13)0
Examination
    Blood pressure ≤90 mm Hg13 (45)7 (47)6 (43)
    Pulse >100 beats/min18 (62)8 (53)10 (71)
    Raised JVP16 (55)6 (40)10 (71)
Medication
    β-Blocker4 (14)4 (14)0
    Calcium blocker6 (21)3 (20)3 (21)
    Ace inhibitor8 (28)2 (13)6 (43)
    Diuretic13 (45)5 (33)8 (57)
    Aspirin25 (86)13 (86)12 (86)
    Nitrate4 (14)2 (14)2 (13)
    Inotropes29 (100)15 (100)14 (100)
    Statin3 (10)1 (7)2 (14)
    Heparin4 (14)1 (7)3 (21)