Usefulness of the SYNTAX and clinical SYNTAX scores in predicting clinical outcome after unrestricted use of sirolimus- and everolimus-eluting Stents.

@article{Park2013UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the SYNTAX and clinical SYNTAX scores in predicting clinical outcome after unrestricted use of sirolimus- and everolimus-eluting Stents.},
  author={Kyung Woo Park and Jeehoon Kang and Si-Hyuck Kang and Hyo-Suk Ahn and Hae Young Lee and Hyun-Jae Kang and B A Koo and In Ho Chae and Tae Jin Youn and Byung Hee Oh and Young-Bae Park and David E. Kandzari and Hyo Soo Kim},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={77 12},
  pages={2912-21}
}
BACKGROUND The SYNTAX score (SS) and clinical SS (cSS) can assess coronary lesion complexity and are useful indices in predicting outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. However, their validity has not been fully investigated in daily practice where "limus"-eluting stents are used. METHODS AND RESULTS The SS and cSS were independently assessed from the Efficacy of Xience/Promus vs. Cypher in rEducing Late Loss after stENTing (EXCELLENT) registry, together with the 1-year patient… CONTINUE READING

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