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Does the SYNTAX score get on your nerves? Practical considerations on how and when avoiding it to maximize its usefulness with no waste of time.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22330001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is a useful tool to guide decision-making in patients undergoing three-vessel disease and left main percutaneous coronary intervention. However, someone perceives the SYNTAX score as a labor-intensive surrogate with no added utility over clinical judgment and technical experience. We aimed at reviewing the current limitations of the SYNTAX score and provided practical considerations on how and when this angiographic tool should be used with the goal in mind to maximize its usefulness in the catheterization laboratory.
Davide Capodanno; Corrado Tamburino
Publication Detail:
Type:  EDITORIAL     Date:  2012-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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