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AIMS: To investigate geographic disparity in long-term mortality following revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: The SYNTAXES trial randomized 1800 patients with three-vessel and/or left main CAD to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and assessed their survival at 10 years. Patients were stratified according to the region of recruitment: North America (N-A, n = 245), Eastern Europe (E-E, n = 189), Northern Europe (N-E, n = 425), Southern Europe (S-E, n = 263), and Western Europe (W-E, n = 678), which also served as the reference group. Compared to W-E, patients were younger in E-E (62 vs 65 years, p 

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Int J Cardiol

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Complex coronary artery disease, Geographic disparity, Revascularization, Ten-year mortality