Table 2

Angiographic Characteristics and Procedural Results

VariableTriple (n = 200)Standard (n = 200)p Value
SES/PES100/100100/100
Target vessel0.333
 Left anterior descending artery126 (63.0%)114 (57.0)
 Left circumflex artery27 (13.5%)26 (13.0%)
 Right coronary artery47 (23.5%)60 (30.0%)
Maximal inflation pressure, atm15.2 ± 3.814.8 ± 3.40.321
Use of intravascular ultrasound65 (32.5%)66 (33.0%)0.915
Use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor8 (4.0%)10 (5.0%)0.630
Predilation before stenting191 (95.5%)193 (96.5%)0.450
Multivessel stenting73 (36.5%)60 (30.0%)0.168
Number of used stents at the target lesion1.30 ± 0.591.27 ± 0.510.587
Procedure-related non–Q-wave MI20 (10.0%)14 (7.0%)0.282

MI = myocardial infarction; PES = paclitaxel-eluting stent; SES = sirolimus-eluting stent.