Table 2:

Timeliness of procedures and use of invasive procedures among men and women with acute coronary syndrome

VariableWomenMenp value
Timeliness of procedures
Door-to-ECG time, min, median (IQR)21 (49)15 (32)< 0.001
Door-to-needle time, min, median (IQR)*36 (62)28 (30)0.02
Door-to-balloon time, min, median (IQR)106 (77)93 (102)0.7
Invasive procedures, no. (%) of patients
Cardiac catheterization, among those with NSTEMI319/362 (88)670/761 (88)0.9
Reperfusion, among those with STEMI145/174 (83)433/478 (91)0.01
Nonprimary PCI, among those with NSTEMI or UA87/181 (48)181/273 (66)< 0.001
  • Note: ECG = electrocardiography, IQR = interquartile range, NSTEMI = non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention, STEMI = ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, UA = unstable angina.

  • * Data for patients with STEMI who underwent fibrinolytic therapy.

  • Data for patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI.