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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Patient perspectives on engagement in decision-making in early management of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome: a qualitative study

Characteristic No. of Patients (n = 20)
Age:
 Age at ACS presentation (median, range) 68.5 yrs. (51.3 yrs. to 87.5 yrs)
  < 60 3
 60–74 11
 75 and older 6
Sex:
 Female 8
 Male 12
 Length of Hospital Stay (median, range)a 4 days (2 days to 78 days)
Admission Diagnosis
 ACS NSTEMI 14
 ACS - Unstable angina 4
 Otherb 2
Cardiac risk profile and history
 Hypertension 10 (50%)
 Diabetes mellitus 3 (15%)
 Smoking (Current / Past) 5 (25%) / 5 (25%)
 Dyslipidemia 13 (65%)
 Family history of premature coronary disease 9 (45%)
 Previous coronary disease diagnosis 13 (65%)
 Previous ACS 7 (35%)
 Previous percutaneous coronary intervention 6 (30%)
 Previous coronary artery bypass surgery 1 (5%)
 Congestive heart failure 2 (10%)
ACS Management from Last Admission
 Cardiac catheterization 20 (100%)
 Percutaneous coronary intervention 7 (35%)
 Coronary artery bypass surgery 4 (20%)
  1. a Length of hospital stay not reported in seven patients
  2. b 2 participants had a reason for their index hospitalization that was not ACS (1 stable angina, and 1 sudden cardiac arrest), but had suffered a previous ACS
  3. ACS acute coronary syndrome, NSTEMI non-ST elevation myocardial infarction