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Table 3 IVUS plaque-media type by groups

From: Longitudinal stent elongation or shortening after deployment in the coronary arteries: which is dominant?

  Elongated stents (n = 69, 67.6%) Shortened stents (n = 16, 15.7%) Unchanged stents (n = 17, 16.7%) p value
At proximal edge     0.39
 Soft 14 (20.3%) 3 (18.8%) 5 (29.4%)  
 Mixed 21 (30.4%) 5 (31.3%) 5 (29.4%)  
 Hard 4 (5.8%) 1 (6.3%) 1 (5.9%)  
 Superficial calcification 19 (27.5%) 3 (18.8%) 3 (17.6%)  
 Deep calcification 11 (15.9%) 4 (25%) 3 (17.6%)  
At lesion site     0.06
 Soft 13 (18.8%) 1 (6.3%) 2 (11.8%)  
 Mixed 15 (21.7%) 5 (31.3%) 5 (29.4%)  
 Hard 6 (8.7%) 5 (31.3%) 2 (11.8%)  
 Superficial calcification 15 (21.7%) 3 (18.8%) 2 (11.8%)  
 Deep calcification 20 (29%) 2 (12.5%) 6 (35.3%)  
Eccentric lesion plaque     0.98
 Yes 32 (46.4%) 9 (56.3%) 6 (35.3%)  
At distal edge     0.11
 Soft 17 (24.6%) 3 (18.8%) 2 (11.8%)  
 Mixed 10 (14.5%) 5 (31.3%) 5 (29.4%)  
 Hard 5 (7.2%) 2 (12.5%) 1 (5.9%)  
 Superficial calcification 22 (31.9%) 3 (18.8%) 5 (29.4%)  
 Deep calcification 15 (21.7%) 3 (18.8%) 4 (23.5%)  
  1. Data provided as number (%)
  2. IVUS intravascular ultrasound