Risk stratification is an important and essential component in appropriately informing patients electing to undergo coronary artery bypass graft or percutaneous coronary intervention. This process is an integral part of the SYNTAX pioneered Heart Team approach in selecting the most appropriate revascularization modality in patients with complex coronary artery disease. The SYNTAX score was pioneered as an anatomical-based risk score that aided in this decision-making process. The purpose of this review is to examine the SYNTAX score and subsequent risk models that have been developed on the basis of this landmark anatomical-based risk score.

ACEF, Clinical syntax score, Global Risk, Modified ACEF, SYNTAX score
dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2011.08.001, hdl.handle.net/1765/34110
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Farooq, V, Brugaletta, S, & Serruys, P.W.J.C. (2011). The SYNTAX Score and SYNTAX-Based Clinical Risk Scores. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 23(2), 99–105. doi:10.1053/j.semtcvs.2011.08.001