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Table 2 Angiographic and procedural characteristics of the study participants undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in relation to the treatment with mild therapeutic hypothermia

From: ACS network-based implementation of therapeutic hypothermia for the treatment of comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors improves clinical outcomes: the first European experience

Variable Patients undergoing MTH procedure Control group p
  (n = 24) (n = 27)  
Coronary artery treated with PCI    ns
  LM 0 2
  LAD 16 19
  Cx 8 8
  AL 0 1
  RCA 8 12
Number of coronary arteries treated with PCI    ns
  single-vessel PCI 17 18
  dual-vessel PCI 6 9
  triple-vessel PCI 1 2
Number of lesions treated with PCI    ns
  single-lesion PCI 13 14
  dual-lesion PCI 9 12
  triple-lesion PCI 2 1
Type of lesion treated with PCI according to the ACC/AHA classification    ns
  B1 11 7
  B2 11 9
  C 15 25
Baseline flow in the culprit artery    ns
  TIMI 0 or 1 15 20
  TIMI 2 1 1
  TIMI 3 8 7
Final flow in the culprit artery    ns
  TIMI 0 0 1
  TIMI 3 24 26
Number of stents implanted for patient    ns
  0 0 2 #
  1 10 12
  2 8 8
  3 or more 5 5
Type of implanted stent    ns
  bare metal stent 42 48
  drug-eluting stent 1 0
Total length of implanted stents per patient [mm] 33 (15–44) 33 (16–50) ns
Diameter of implanted stent [mm] 3.3 (2.8-3.5) 3.0 (2.8-3.4) ns
Therapy with abciximab 5 (20.8%) 5 (18.5%) ns
Application of thrombectomy 6/24 3/27 ns
Door-to-balloon time * [minutes] 40.5 (31.5-68.5) 70.0 (32.0-81.0) ns
Direct effect of PCI in the culprit lesion    ns
  optimal 23 25
  suboptimal 1 1
  ineffective 0 1  
  1. # One patient underwent exclusively plain old balloon angioblasty while another one had an unsuccessful attempt of PCI. * In case of multi-vessel PCI door-to-balloon time refers to the culprit lesion. ACC American College of Cardiology; AL Intermediate artery; AHA American Heart Association; Cx Circumflex artery; LAD Left anterior descending artery; LM Left main coronary artery; MTH Mild therapeutic hypothermia; PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention; RCA Right coronary artery.