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Table 5 Comparison between the studied groups regarding the final lesion length and angiographic outcome

From: Stenting deferral in primary percutaneous coronary intervention: exploring benefits and suitable interval in heavy thrombus burden

Lesion length and angiographic outcome Group A (4–16 h deferral)
Number = 50 (48 for 2nd procedure)
Group B (7 days deferral)
Number = 50 (49 for 2nd procedure)
Group C (immediate)
Number = 50
p value
Lesion length (mm) 20.5 (18–24) 20 (16–25) 24 (20–27) 0.003
No-reflow after 1st procedure 5 (10%) 4 (8%) 12 (24%) 0.043
No-reflow after 2nd procedure 10 (20.8%) 7 (14.3%) 0.396
Final TIMI flow
 TIMI 0 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (12%) 0.019
 TIMI 1 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (6%)
 TIMI 2 10 (20.8%) 7 (14.3%) 3 (6%)
 TIMI 3 38 (79.2%) 42 (85.7%) 38 (76%)
Final MBG
 Grade 0 4 (8.3%) 3 (6.1%) 27 (54%) < 0.001
 Grade 1 7 (14.6%) 7 (14.3%) 9 (18%)
 Grade 2 11 (22.9%) 9 (18.4%) 7 (14%)
 Grade 3 26 (54.2%) 30 (61.2%) 7 (14%)