SYNTAX II: Improved predictive value

The anatomical SYNTAX score is advocated in both US and European guidelines to help establish the best revascularisation approach in patients with complex coronary artery disease. ┬áThe purpose of this study was to improve the SYNTAX score further by including prognostically important clinical variables, as opposed to the anatomical variables that are used for the […]

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Stent or Surgery? It depends on the SYNTAX

As percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) continues to evolve, its ability to treat complex coronary artery disease (CAD) continues to improve.The SYNTAX (Synergy between PCI with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery) trial was designed to assess whether modern percutaneous techniques have assumed parity with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) for the treatment of complex (3 vessel or […]

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