Korean Circ J.  2020 Jan;50(1):22-34. 10.4070/kcj.2019.0097.

SYNTAX Score and SYNTAX Score II Can Predict the Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Left Main and/or 3-Vessel Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Contemporary Cobalt-Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stent Era

  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Centre, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. hpcrates@gmail.com


The impact of SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery score (SS) and SS II in patients who receive percutaneous coronary intervention with second-generation everolimus-eluting stents (EES) has not been fully validated.
The SS, SS II were calculated in 1,248 patients with left main and/or 3-vessel disease treated with EES. Patient-oriented composite endpoint (POCE; all-cause death, any myocardial infarction (MI), any revascularization) and target lesion failure (TLF: cardiac death, target-vessel MI, target lesion revascularization) were analyzed.
The mean SS was 21.1±9.6. Three-year POCE increased according to the SS group (15.2% vs. 19.9% vs. 27.4% for low (≤22), intermediate (≥23, ≤32), high (≥33) SS groups, p<0.001). By multivariate Cox proportional hazard analysis, SS group was an independent predictor of 3-year POCE (hazard ratio, 1.324; 95% confidence interval, 1.095-1.601; p=0.004). The receiver operating characteristic curves revealed that the SS II was superior to the SS for 3-year POCE prediction (area under the curve [AUC]: 0.611 vs. 0.669 for SS vs. SS II, p=0.019), but not for 3-year TLF (AUC: 0.631 vs. 0.660 for SS vs. SS II, p=0.996). In subgroup analysis, SS II was superior to SS in patients with cardiovascular clinical risk factors, and in those presenting as stable angina.
The usefulness of SS and SS II was still valid in patients with left main and/or 3-vessel disease. SS II was superior to SS for the prediction of patient-oriented outcomes, but not for lesion-oriented outcomes. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00698607 ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01605721


Percutaneous coronary intervention; Drug-eluting stents
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