Martijn M Meuwissen

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With advances in technology, the physiological assessment of coronary artery disease in patients in the catheterization laboratory has become increasingly important in both clinical and research applications, but this assessment has evolved without standard nomenclature or techniques of data acquisition and measurement. Some questions regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of high-fidelity simultaneous measurements of pressure and flow velocity distal to a coronary artery stenosis has hampered the study of stenosis pressure drop-velocity (DeltaP-v) relationships in patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A novel 0.014-inch dual-sensor (pressure and Doppler velocity) guidewire was used in 15 coronary lesions to obtain(More)
BACKGROUND Both coronary blood flow velocity reserve (CFVR) and myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR) are used to evaluate the hemodynamic severity of coronary lesions. However, discordant results between CFVR and FFR have been observed in 25% to 30% of intermediate coronary lesions. An index of stenosis resistance based on a combination of intracoronary(More)
Pressure-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) is used clinically to evaluate the functional severity of a coronary stenosis, by predicting relative maximal coronary flow (Q(s)/Q(n)). It is considered to be independent of hemodynamic conditions, which seems unlikely because stenosis resistance is flow dependent. Using a resistive model of an epicardial(More)
BACKGROUND Discordance between fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) may reflect important coronary pathophysiology but usually remains unnoticed in clinical practice. We evaluated the physiological basis and clinical outcome associated with FFR/CFVR discordance. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 157 intermediate coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary microvascular resistance during maximal hyperemia is generally assumed to be unaffected by percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). We assessed a velocity-based index of hyperemic microvascular resistance (h-MR(v)) by using prototypes of a novel, dual-sensor (Doppler velocity and pressure)-equipped guidewire before and after PCI to(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated whether multiple biomarkers improve prognostication in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND Few data exist on the prognostic value of combined biomarkers. METHODS We used data from 1,034 STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous(More)
Documentation of inducible myocardial ischaemia, related to the coronary stenosis of interest, is of increasing importance in lesion selection for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an easily understood, routine diagnostic modality that has become part of daily clinical practice, and is used as a surrogate technique(More)
BACKGROUND Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary blood flow velocity reserve (CFR) represent physiological quantities used to evaluate coronary lesion severity and to make clinical decisions. A comparison between the outcomes of both diagnostic techniques has not been performed in a large cohort of patients with intermediate coronary lesions. METHODS(More)
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(More)