Table 1: Baseline characteristics.

Valid cases  
n=999
Slender sheath  
n=499
Standard sheath  
n=500
P

Age, years999 (100%)67.2 (57.9-74.0)67.6 (59.3-74.9)0.26

CAG vs. PCI999 (100%)65% vs. 35%66% vs. 34%0.77

Diabetes904 (90%)18.5%19.3%0.77

Hypertension966 (97%)61.2%56.0%0.11

Hyperlipidemia971 (97%)54.5%59.8%0.10

Previous MI970 (97%)18.4%21.6%0.21

Previous PCI975 (98%)22.6 %25.8%0.25

BMI952 (95%)27.2 (24.7-30.7)26.8 (23.9-30.2)0.13

Systolic BP, mmHg999 (100%)135 (120-157)135 (120-155)0.88

Diastolic BP, mmHg999 (100%)70 (60-80)70 (60-80)0.75

Procedural time, minutes
 All patients996 (99.7%)21.8 (10.9-39.3)21.8 (10.9-35.0)0.73
 CAG alone13.1 (8.7-24.0)13.1 (8.7-24.0)0.58
 CAG+PCI41.5 (28.4-61.2)35.0 (26.2-52.4)0.08

French size0.60
 5128 (12.8%)63 (13.0%)65 (12.6%)
 6870 (87.1%)435 (87.0%)435 (87.2%)
 71 (0.1%)1 (0.2%)0 (0 %)