"There is no single answer to the cost-effectiveness question for this population. These are all very complex patients, but in the least complex of them with the lowest SYNTAX score ... PCI provides a better overall quality of life and substantially lower cost."

— David Cohen, MD, director of cardiovascular research of the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute (Kansas City, Missouri) in his presentation of SYNTAX substudy results at the American College of Cardiology (Washington) annual meeting this week in Orlando, Florida, "Study shows costs improve for DES vs. surgery for some patients.".

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