Table 1

Baseline Patient Characteristics

SES (n = 225)PES (n = 225)p Value
Age, yrs66.4 ± 10.967.1 ± 10.40.48
Female47 (20.8)58 (25.7)0.22
Diabetes mellitus86 (38.2)76 (33.8)0.32
 Insulin-dependent32 (14.2)31 (13.8)0.89
Hypertension163 (72.4)163 (72.4)>0.99
Hyperlipidemia868 (66.8)846 (64.9)0.30
Current smoker26 (11.6)28 (12.4)0.77
Prior myocardial infarction102 (45.3)100 (44.4)0.85
Prior bypass surgery38 (16.9)43 (19.1)0.54
Multivessel disease197 (87.6)195 (86.7)0.77
Clinical presentation0.40
 Acute coronary syndrome45 (20.0)38 (16.9)
 Stable angina180 (80.0)187 (83.1)
Ejection fraction, %*52.5 ± 11.954.0 ± 10.60.21

Data shown as mean ± SD or n (%).

PES = paclitaxel-eluting stent(s); SES = sirolimus-eluting stent(s).

  • * Data available for 88.0% of study sample (n = 396).