Table 1

Baseline Clinical and Characteristics

VariableSES (n = 200)PES (n = 200)p Value
Age, yrs61.1 ± 8.960.7 ± 8.80.62
Men122 (61.0%)110 (55.0%)0.22
Hypertension114 (57.0%)124 (62.0%)0.31
Treatment of diabetes mellitus0.97
 Dietary therapy alone18 (9.0%)19 (9.5%)
 Oral hypoglycemic agent150 (75.0%)148 (74.0%)
 Insulin32 (16.0%)33 (16.5%)
Glycosylated hemoglobin7.7 ± 1.8%7.8 ± 1.6%0.68
Total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dl55 (27.5%)63 (31.5%)0.38
Current smoker54 (27.0%)57 (28.5%)0.74
Previous PCI25 (12.5%)25 (12.5%)0.99
Previous CABG4 (2.0%)3 (1.5%)0.99
Clinical diagnosis0.10
 Stable angina86 (43.0%)82 (41.0%)
 Unstable angina80 (40.0%)67 (33.5%)
 Acute myocardial infarction34 (17.0%)51 (25.5%)
Left ventricular ejection fraction, %59 ± 1058 ± 100.37
Multivessel disease119 (59.5%)137 (68.5%)0.17

Values are expressed as mean ± SD or n (%).

CABG = coronary artery bypass surgery; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; SES = sirolimus-eluting stent(s).