Table 1

Criteria for Exclusion From the Japanese Stable Angina Pectoris Study

High-risk coronary artery disease: 3-vessel disease, lesions in the left main trunk or ostial left anterior descending artery (within 5 mm of the bifurcation)
Chronic total obstruction
Acute coronary syndrome: myocardial infarction or unstable angina
Left ventricular ejection fraction <50%
Lesions not indicated for percutaneous coronary intervention (thin lateral branches, peripheral branches, and so on)
Complications such as a tendency to bleed, disseminated intravascular coagulation, or severe pneumonia
Impaired renal function (creatinine >1.5 mg/dl)
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients with graft stenosis as the responsible lesion
Low-risk coronary artery disease patients for whom percutaneous coronary intervention plus medical therapy or initial medical therapy only had already been prescribed by a previous physician