Usefulness of fractional flow reserve for risk stratification of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and an intermediate stenosis

SAJ Chamuleau, M Meuwissen, KT Koch, BLF van Eck-Smit, RA Tio, JGP Tijssen, JJ Piek*

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    Abstract

    Intracoronary-derived, pressure-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) is important for clinical decision-making in patients with 1-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). In the present study, we investigated the prognostic value of FFR in patients with intermediate stenoses and multivessel CAD. Therefore, we analyzed 107 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and showed no perfusion defects in the region of the intermediate lesion. At angiography, FFR was determined distal to the intermediate lesion. FFR was abnormal (i.e.,

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)377-380
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
    Volume89
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 15-Feb-2002

    Keywords

    • BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY
    • PROGNOSTIC VALUE
    • FOLLOW-UP
    • CARDIOLOGY

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