SYNTAX Trial

Summary: Evaluated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The primary endpoint of composite death from any cause, stroke, MI or repeat revascularization at 12 months was not different in the two groups, however PCI had higher cardiovascular death and revascularization rates than CABG.

Original Publication:

N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 5;360(10):961-72.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21463150

Eponym: The SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery trial