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Table 4 Procedural details

From: Treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions: stent-covering of the side branch with and without PCI of the side branch: a retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients

  Covering SB without PCI SB (group A) N Covering SB + PCI SB (group B) N Difference CI; P
Thrombectomy before PCI (no, percent) 6 (9.4%) 64 4 (11.8%) 34 1.29a (0.34; 4.92) 0.71
Primary stenting (no, percent) 19 (29.7%) 64 8 (23.5%) 34 0.73a (0.28; 1.90) 0.52
Stent diameter (mm, mean, range, SD) 2.7 (2.0 – 3.5, 0.31) 64 2.8 (2.0 – 3.5, 0.38) 34 −0.15b (−0.29; -0.01) 0.04
Stent length (mm, mean, range, SD) 17.6 (8.0 – 58.0, 8.8) 64 20.7 (8.0 – 44.0, 8.8) 34 −0.18c (−0.36; -0.00) 0.05
Drug eluting stent (no., percent) 36 (56.3%) 64 17 (50.0%) 34 0.78a (0.34; 1.79) 0.56
Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA antagonists (no., percent) 9 ( 14.1%) 64 8 (24.2%) 34 1.88a (0.65; 5.43) 0.24
Duration of x-ray, min (mean, range, SD) 18.1 (2.7-220; 28.5 ) 64 20.1 (5.8-51.4; 12.2 ) 34 −0.36c (−0.67; -0.06) 0.02
Amount of contrast medium, ml (mean, range, SD) 225.8 (70–640; 104.0) 64 307.4 (180–470; 83.9 ) 34 −81.5a (−122.8; -40.3) <0.001
  1. a Odds ratio; b Difference in means; c Average difference, logged values (for not normally distributed variables).