Letter to the editor

The coronary artery bypass graft SYNTAX Score: final five-year outcomes from the SYNTAX-LE MANS left main angiographic substudy

EuroIntervention 2013;9:1009-1010 published online ahead of print April 2013. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I8A170

Vasim Farooq
Vasim Farooq1, MBChB, MRCP; Chrysafios Girasis1, MD; Michael Magro1, MD; Yoshinobu Onuma1, MD; Marie-Angèle Morel2, BSc; Jung Ho Heo1, MD; Hector M. Garcia-Garcia2 , MD; Arie Pieter Kappetein3, MD, PhD; Marcel van den Brand2, MD; David R. Holmes4, MD; Michael Mack5, MD; Ted Feldman6, MD; Antonio Colombo7, MD; Elisabeth Ståhle8, MD; Stefan James8, MD; Didier Carrié9, MD; Gerard Fournial9, MD; Gerrit Anne van Es2, PhD; Keith D. Dawkins
1. Department of Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Cardialysis BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 3. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medica
We recently reported the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) SYNTAX Score, an objective measure of anatomical complexity and revascularisation post coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery1. At four-year follow-up, a non-significant trend towards more adverse clinical outcomes, including all-cause death, was reported in the higher CABG SYNTAX group (≥22)1. The final five-year outcomes of the SYNTAX trial have recently been reported2,3. We report the five-year outcomes of the CABG SYNTAX Score from the CABG arm of the SYNTAX-LE MANS left main angiographic substudy.

At five years, significantly greater all-cause death was seen in the high CABG SYNTAX Score group (≥22) compared ...

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