Table 2

Procedural Characteristics of 5-Year Follow-Up Cohort of the Nordic Bifurcation Study

MV
(n = 202)
MV+SB
(n = 202)
p Value
Median lesion length
 MV, mm16 (12–24)16 (12–20)0.76
 SB, mm5 (3–8)5 (4–8)0.15
Median stent length
 MV, mm23 (18–28)23 (18–28)0.89
Reference diameter, proximal
 MV, mm3.3 ± 0.43.3 ± 0.40.91
 SB, mm2.6 ± 0.62.6 ± 0.30.98
True bifurcation lesion77670.026
Angulation <70°63660.46
Visible calcification60470.14
Tortuous proximal vessel480.09
MV stented99.598.50.37
SB stented4.495.0<0.0001
Final kissing balloon3274<0.0001
Procedural success97940.24
Procedure time, min55 (35–75)70 (55–90)<0.0001
Fluoroscopy time, min13 (9–20)19 (14–26)<0.0001
Contrast volume, ml210 (160–280)265 (200–330)<0.0001

Values are % (interquartile range), mean ± 1 SD or %.

Abbreviations as in Table 1.

  • Visual assessment.