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The syntax score devised as a tool to grade complexity of coronary artery disease with a view to its suitability for PCI or otherwise on deeper introspection is fraught with some inherent limitations and fallacies largely as a result of the variability in coronary anatomy and the fixed nomenclature of the devised scoring system. We, in this special report, bring out the limitations and fallacies in the same and possible remedies presented as a viewpoint which may be useful to the interventional community at large.

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Syntax Score; PCI

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Goel, P. , Khanna, R. , Batra, A. and Syal, S. 2013 Syntax score: The fallacies and remedies—A perspective. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 3, 448-453. doi: 10.4236-wjcd.2013.37070.





Author: Pravin K. Goel, Roopali Khanna, Aditya Batra, Sanjeev K. Syal

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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