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Table 4 Baseline characteristics within the late cohort. Patients discharged with clopidogrel vs. ticagrelor

From: Increase in ticagrelor use over time is associated with lower rates of ischemic stroke following myocardial infarction

  Clopidogrel (n = 11,597) Ticagrelor (n = 12,632) P-value
Age (mean) 72.9 66.7 <0.001
Women% 38.4 29.5 <0.001
Smoking% 18 26.1 <0.001
Diabetes% 24.5 20.3 <0.001
STEMIa% 26.4 46.8 <0.001
Hypertension% 60.2 49.4 <0.001
Atrial fibrillation% 20.4 8.4 <0.001
Heart failure during hospitalisation% 22.8 15.3 <0.001
Previous MIb% 10.1 4.7 <0.001
Previous ischemic stroke% 9.4 4.4 <0.001
Previous hemorrhagic stroke% 1.7 1.1 <0.001
Previous dialysis% 0.8 0.3 <0.001
Previous PADc% 6.5 3.4 <0.001
Thrombolysis during hospitalisation% 1.3 1.1 0.21
PCId during hospitalisation% 61.9 87.7 <0.001
CABGe during hospitalisation% 1.7 1.2 <0.01
eGFRf (mean) 70.5 78.53 <0.001
  1. aST-elevation myocardial Infarction
  2. bMyocardial infarction
  3. cPeripheral artery disease
  4. dPercutaneous coronary intervention
  5. eCoronary artery bypass graft surgery
  6. fEstimated glomerular filtration rate