Table 1

Baseline Patient and Lesion Characteristics

ZES (n = 100)PES (n = 98)p Value
Age, yrs62.2 ± 11.762.8 ± 11.2NS
Male sex, %65.062.2NS
Hypertension, %82.074.5NS
Hyperlipidemia, %84.074.5NS
Diabetes mellitus, %32.030.6NS
History of smoking, %59.257.1NS
Unstable angina, %53.662.3NS
Target vessel, %, LAD/LCX/RCA53/21/2651/20/29NS
Lesion type (>B2/C), %72.065.3NS
Reference vessel diameter by QCA, mm2.7 ± 0.52.7 ± 0.4NS
Lesion length by QCA, mm14.2 ± 5.914.1 ± 7.0NS

LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LCX = left circumflex coronary artery; NS = not significant; PES = paclitaxel-eluting stent(s); QCA = quantitative coronary angiography; RCA = right coronary artery; ZES = zotarolimus-eluting stent(s).