Non-invasive Heart Team assessment of multivessel coronary disease with coronary computed tomography angiography based on SYNTAX score II treatment recommendations: design and rationale of the randomised SYNTAX III Revolution trial

Rafael Cavalcante, Yoshinobu Onuma, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Brian Thomsen, Campbell Rogers, Yaping Zeng, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Taku Asano, Yosuke Miyasaki, Mohammad Abdelghani, Marie-Angèle Morel, Patrick W. Serruys

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether a Heart Team decision-making process regarding the choice of revascularisation strategy based on non-invasive coronary multislice computed tomography angiography (MSCT) assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) is equivalent to the standard-of-care invasive angiography-based assessment in patients with multivessel CAD. The SYNTAX III Revolution trial is a prospective, multicentre, all-comers randomised trial that will randomise two Heart Teams to select between surgical and percutaneous treatment according to either an invasive conventional angiography or a non-invasive MSCT angiography assessment in patients with multivessel CAD. The treatment selection by each Heart Team will be guided by the SYNTAX score II calculation. The primary endpoint is the level of agreement according to kappa of the initial decision by the Heart Teams on the modality of the revascularisation based on MSCT and angiography assessments. Secondary endpoints include agreement on the number of vessels requiring treatment and the coronary segments in need of revascularisation. The SYNTAX III Revolution trial will provide valuable information regarding the ability of a purely non-invasive coronary anatomy assessment to select accurately the most appropriate revascularisation strategy for patients with multivessel CAD
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2008
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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