Table 5

Endothelial Cell Proliferation in Silicone Tubes Implanted With DP-DES, BP-DES, and BMS

Stent TypesNumbers of BrdU-Positive Cells/mm2
BP-SES, n = 34.1 (0–4.7)
DP-EES, n = 30 (0–0.5)
BMS, n = 337.9 (29.0–52.4)
p value0.046

Values are median (interquartile range) unless otherwise indicated.

BrdU = bromodeoxyuridine; DES = drug-eluting stent(s); other abbreviations as in Table 2.