Table 2

Baseline Characteristics: Lesion (n = 405) and Procedure-Related Variables

Dilated site
 LAD203 (50%)
 LCx49 (12%)
 RCA128 (32%)
 Saphenous vein graft25 (6%)
Previous PTCA at same site80 (20%)
Infarct-related lesion112 (28%)
ACC/AHA classificationa
 A38 (9%)
 B1105 (26%)
 B2204 (50%)
 C58 (14%)
TIMI flow grade
 0–154 (13%)
 228 (7%)
 3323 (80%)
Calcification125 (31%)
Eccentric stenosis183 (45%)
Lesion length (mm)8.8 ± 5.8
Bifurcation lesion87 (22%)
Bend location65 (16%)
Thrombus73 (18%)
Stent indication
 Rescue55 (14%)
 Suboptimal result264 (65%)
 Elective86 (21%)
Type of stent
 Palmaz-Schatz245 (61%)
 Wiktor131 (32%)
 Gianturco-Roubin15 (4%)
 Angiostent6 (1%)
 Bard XT5 (1%)
 ACS Multilink1
 NIR Stent1
 Wallstent1
No. of stents/lesion1.2 ± 0.4
Inflation pressure (atm)15 ± 3
  • a Modified by Ellis et al. [27]. Data presented are number (%) of lesions or mean value ± SD. ACC/AHA = American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association; LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LCx = left circumflex artery; PTCA = percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; RCA = right coronary artery; TIMI = Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction.