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Table 3 Investigations & treatment

From: Acute coronary syndrome patients admitted to a cardiology vs non-cardiology service: variations in treatment & outcome

Investigations Cardiology service N = 1636 Non-cardiology service N = 469 P-value
ECG Findings
 No ECG 53 (3.2%) 19 (4.1%) 0.455
 ECG Changes    
  ST elevation 685 (41.9%) 34 (7.3%) <0.0001
  ST depression 417 (25.5%) 77 (16.4%) <0.0001
  T wave changes 575 (35.2%) 151 (32.2%) 0.312
  Bundle branch block 123 (7.5%) 55 (11.7%) 0.004
 Dynamic ECG Changes 117 (7.2%) 117 (25.0%) <0.0001
 No follow-up ECG 84 (5.1%) 116 (24.7%) <0.0001
Troponin Values
 Mean (Std. Dev.) 1.69 (3.53) 0.48 (1.01) <0.0001
 Minimum 0.10 0.10  
 Maximum 39.40 11.89  
Tests Performed
 Angiogram during index admission 86.4% 5.1% <0.0001
 MIBI 4.5% 2.8% 0.103
 Echocardiogram 2.4% 43.3% <0.0001
 CT Chest 0 8.5% <0.0001
Medications
 Aspirin 91.9% 80.8% <0.0001
 Clopidogrel 83.3% 31.8% <0.0001
 Beta Blocker 84.4% 73.6% <0.0001
 Ace Inhibitor 74.9% 62.9% <0.0001
 Statin 79.1% 56.9% <0.0001
  1. ECG electrocardiogram, ST ST segment, Std Dev Standard deviation, MIBI technetium sestamibi myocardial imaging scan, CT computerized tomography