Scoring system may help predict angioplasty outcomes

05/9/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions found patients with multivessel and left main stem disease with a residual SYNTAX score of 0 had triple the chance of surviving after percutaneous coronary intervention compared with patients who had higher scores. Researchers also found patients with complete revascularization had better survival at one month, one year and two years than those who underwent incomplete revascularization.

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