Table 3

Angiographic findings

Conventional angioplasty (n=92)Direct stenting (n=89)p Value
LAD, left anterior descending artery; LCX, left circumflex artery; RCA, right coronary artery.
Procedural success87 (94.6%)87 (97.8%)0.88
Overall procedure time (min)18.7 (10.8)15.2 (12.3)0.043
Fluoroscopy time (min)3.5 (2.8)2.3 (3.1)0.0069
Contrast medium (ml)73 (32)61 (21)0.0034
Angioplasty catheter1.7 (1.1)1.1 (1.1)0.003
Artery
    LAD50 (54.3%)56 (62.9%)0.24
    LCX9 (9.8%)12 (13.5%)0.44
    RCA33 (35.9%)21 (23.6%)0.07
Stenosis type
    A6 (6.7%)9 (10.1%)0.38
    B113 (13.3%)12 (13.5%)0.89
    B253 (57.8%)51 (57.3%)0.97
    C116 (17.8%)17 (19.1%)0.77
    C24 (4.4%)0 (0%)0.12