Table 2

Characteristics of 28 day deceased and survivors after an acute myocardial infarction in the REGICOR Study (Gerona, Spain, 1993–96)

Deceased n=50Survivors n=612p Value
n, Number of patients; NS, non-statistically significant; APE, acute pulmonary oedema. *Mean (SD).
†Occurrence of ventricular fibrillation or sustained ventricular tachycardia requiring immediate medical intervention during the acute phase of myocardial infarction within 72 hours of myocardial infarction onset.
Age*63.1 (10.4)61.0 (10.3)NS
Glycaemia >6.67 mmol/l on admission94.0%67.0%<0.001
Four day mean glycaemia >6.67 mmol/l89.2%58.0%<0.001
History of angina60.0%48.9%0.132
Previous myocardial infarction4.0%2.5%NS
History of heart failure28.0%9.2%<0.0001
Post myocardial infarction angina17.4%26.0%NS
Anterior myocardial infarction59.5%32.5%0.001
Non-Q wave myocardial infarction16.7%18.4%NS
APE or cardiogenic shock71.4%9.7%<0.001
28 day re-infarction4.2%2.6%NS
Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures
    Antiplatelet drugs86.0%97.9%<0.001
    28 day coronary angiograms8.2%18.8%0.062