Table 2

Patient Angiographic and Procedural Characteristics by Gender From the 1997–1998 Dynamic Registry

Men (n = 1,629)Women (n = 895)p Value
LVEF
 Mean LVEF (%) (938 men; 510 women)54.1 ± 14.456.3 ± 13.60.011
 Abnormal LVEF (%) (1,055 men; 594 women)30.122.6≤0.001
Vessel disease (%)0.025
 Single40.145.7
 Double33.030.1
 Triple26.924.2
Any total occlusion (%)42.434.1≤0.001
Mean number significant lesions2.9 ± 2.12.7 ± 2.00.004
Primary reason for revascularization (%)0.055
 Asymptomatic coronary artery disease2.41.7
 Stable angina25.922.8
 CCSC I/II12.110.10.126
 CCSC III/IV13.012.50.764
 Unstable angina44.850.6
 Acute myocardial infarction19.518.7
 Cardiogenic shock1.81.60.614
 Thrombolytic therapy5.04.00.281
 Other7.46.2
Medication <24 h before or during procedure (%)
 Ticlopidine51.047.70.119
 IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist26.520.4≤0.001
Number of lesions attempted
 2 or more (%)33.631.50.289
 (Mean)1.5 ± 0.81.4 ± 0.70.142
Number of vessels attempted
 2 or more (%)10.07.80.075
Graft attempted (%)8.65.20.002
Lesion with total occlusion attempted (%)20.915.6≤0.001
Balloon only/balloon + local drug (%)24.128.90.007
RA use overall (%)10.415.3≤0.001
Stent use overall (%)70.062.7≤0.001

CCSC = Canadian Cardiovascular Society Classification; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; RA = rotational atherectomy.