SYNTAX and CABG after two years

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The purpose of this study iwas to describe the current status of CABG based on the SYNTAX CABG cohort and to identify risk factors using SYNTAX severity score terciles.The Outcome data showed very low early and follow‑up mortality rates. While the SYNTAX Score is a unique tool to score complexity of coronary artery disease, this grouping showed  no outcome difference in mortality (1.0%), nor long-term survival in CABG, as opposed to PCI where the SYNTAX severity score showed a strong correlation.

(From: Complex coronary anatomy in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Impact of complex coronary anatomy in modern bypass surgery? Lessons learned from the SYNTAX trial after two years Mohr et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2011; 141: 130-140)