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BACKGROUND: Renal impairment (RI) is associated with impaired prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Clinical and angiographic outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in this patient population are not well established. METHODS: We pooled individual data for 5,011 patients from 3 trials with the exclusive and unrestricted use of DES (SIRTAX - N = 1,012, LEADERS - N = 1,707, RESOLUTE AC - N = 2,292). Angiographic follow-up was available for 1,544 lesions. Outcomes through 2 years were stratified according to glomerular filtration rate (normal renal function: GFR ≥ 90 ml/min; mild RI: 90

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Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Clinical Trials as Topic, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Drug-Eluting Stents, Humans, Renal Insufficiency, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome