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Table 3 Univariate analysis of predictors of invasive strategy in NSTE-ACS

From: Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes; clinical landscape, management strategy and in-hospital outcomes: an age perspective

Variable Conservative strategy Invasive strategy p value
Age ≥ 65 years 29 (44.6 %) 36 (55.4%) 0.003
Female gender 22 (37.3%) 37 (62.7%) 0.17
IHD 38 (39.6%) 58 (60.4%) 0.007
Diabetes 38 (38.8%) 60 (61.2%) 0.013
Smoking 16 (23.2%) 53 (76.8%) 0.103
Positive troponin 30 (32.3%) 63 (67.7%) 0.61
Acute heart failure 24 (58.5%) 17 (41.5%) <0.0001
Cardiogenic shock 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%) 0.051
Ongoing chest pain 18 (36.7%) 31 (63.3%) 0.27
AF/A FL 11 (64.7%) 6 (35.3%) 0.001
Arrhythmiasa 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0.97
Haemoglobin 12.79 ± 2.37 13.64 ± 1.87 0.014
Creatinine 1.03 ± 0.43 0.92 ± 0.24 0.03
  1. aLife-threatening arrhythmias