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Predicting the future for left main revascularisation. Choosing the right fortune teller…

EuroIntervention 2020;16:16-17. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I1A2

1. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ, USA

In this issue of EuroIntervention, Thuijs et al1 report on the predictive performance of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for left main coronary artery disease (CAD) in a post hoc analysis of the EXCEL trial2.

The authors have assessed the STS predicted risk of mortality, stroke, and renal failure risk models for 30-day outcomes in both the CABG and PCI cohorts. The main findings were the following: (1) the STS score predictive accuracy for 30-day mortality and acute kidney injury was good for ...

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