The aim of this study was to determine Syntax scores based on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and to assess whether heavy coronary calcification significantly limits the CCTA evaluation and the impact of severe calcification on heart team's treatment decision and procedural planning in patients with three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) with or without left main disease.
Impact of coronary calcification assessed by coronary CT angiography on treatment decision in patients with three-vessel CAD: insights from SYNTAX III trial. Andreini D, Takahashi K, Mushtaq S, Conte E, Modolo R, Sonck J, De Mey J, Ravagnani P, Schoors D, Maisano F, Kaufmann P, Lindeboom W, Morel MA, Doenst T, Teichgräber U, Pontone G, Pompilio G, Bartorelli A, Onuma Y, Serruys PW. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2021 Sep 20:ivab249. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivab249