"Gender paradox" in outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention with paclitaxel eluting stents.

Patrizia Presbitero, Guido Belli, Dennis Zavalloni, Marco L. Rossi, Veronica Lisignoli, Giancarlo Barberis, Gabriele L. Gasparini, Melania Scatturin, Emanuela Morenghi, Paolo Pagnotta

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AIMS: To evaluate in-hospital and long-term outcome of women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) as compared to men and historic controls treated with bare metal stents. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight-hundred and ten (810) consecutive patients (642 men and 168 women) with PES were analysed and also compared with 3,515 patients (2,811 men and 704 women) with at least one bare metal stent in the three years previous. In the PES group, women were significantly older than men (mean age of 68+/-10 vs. 63+/-10 years, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalEuroIntervention
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Presbitero, P., Belli, G., Zavalloni, D., Rossi, M. L., Lisignoli, V., Barberis, G., Gasparini, G. L., Scatturin, M., Morenghi, E., & Pagnotta, P. (2008). "Gender paradox" in outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention with paclitaxel eluting stents. EuroIntervention, 4(3), 345-350.