The SYNTAX score is an independent predictor of adverse events of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Comorbidities play an important role in predicting the clinical outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Decision making regarding the best mode of revascularization (PCI or CABG) should take place in a multidisciplinary heart team discussion, with a noninterventional/clinical cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiovascular surgeon.

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