The Important Role of FFR Measurement in Everyday Clinical Practice: Two Representative Cases

  • Grigorios Tsigkas Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece

Abstract

The measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) has been proven useful in evaluating whether or not to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), especially in the case of “intermediate” stenosis. Nowadays, the indication of its usefulness has been expanded. While coronary angiography remains the cornerstone for assessment of epicardial coronary artery lesions in the catheterization laboratory, FFR-guided coronary treatment has established its usefulness especially after FAME 1 & 2 trials.

Published
2014-05-19
Section
ATHENS CARDIOLOGY UPDATE 2014