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Table 3 Reporting of harm in reports of randomized controlled trials assessing stent treatment for coronary diseases by type of stent

From: Reporting of harm in randomized controlled trials evaluating stents for percutaneous coronary intervention

  All reports Drug-eluting stent Polymer-coating stent Bare metal stent
  N = 132 N = 64 N = 19 N = 41
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Nature of harm     
   - Reporting with numerical data per trial arm when considering     
- All adverse events 115 (87) 52 (81) 15 (79) 39 (95)
- Events other than MAC(C)E1 66 (50) 32 (50) 8 (42) 20 (49)
Harm severity     
   - Reporting with numerical data per trial arm when considering     
- All adverse events 114 (86) 52 (81) 15 (79) 39 (95)
- Events other than MAC(C)E1 17 (13)    
Relation of harm to treatment 4 (3) 2 (3) 1 (5) 1 (2)
Procedural complications 30 (23) 9 (14) 3 (16) 14 (34)
  1. 1 MAC(C)E: Major Adverse Cardiac (Cerebrovascular) Event