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Impact of Non-Respect of SYNTAX Score II Recommendation for Surgery in Patients With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease Treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: An EXCEL Substudy

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Rodrigo Modolo, Ply Chichareon, David van Klaveren, Ovidiu Dressler, Yiran Zhang, Joseph F Sabik, III, Yoshinobu Onuma, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Gregg W Stone, Patrick W Serruys

Modolo et al. present a substudy from the EXCEL trail. They looked into the impact of the SYNTAX score II treatment recommendation for patients with left main disease. Patients who were randomized to PCI treatment against the SYNTAX II CABG recommendation had a four-fold higher mortality compared to patients who underwent CABG in conclusion with the syntax II recommendation.

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