Posts Tagged ‘SYNTAX score’

February 22nd, 2013

SYNTAX After 5 Years: Any Change in Results (or Your Practice)?


The 5 year results of the SYNTAX (SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery) trial are now published.  SYNTAX assessed the optimal revascularization strategy for patients with left main and/or 3-vessel disease by randomly assigning such patients to CABG or PCI (with a first-generation paclitaxel-eluting stent) and then determining the rate of […]

September 13th, 2010

SYNTAX at 3 years: CABG Still Winning, but PCI Acceptable in Low-Risk Patients

Three-year outcomes from the SYNTAX trial continue to show the overall superiority of CABG over PCI in patients with complex disease, but they leave room for the use of PCI in patients with low-risk disease. The results of the trial were presented by A. Pieter Kappetein at the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. […]