Buddy Wire Technique to Facilitate Fractional Flow Reserve of an Ostial Right Coronary Artery Lesion

@inproceedings{McDivitt2011BuddyWT,
  title={Buddy Wire Technique to Facilitate Fractional Flow Reserve of an Ostial Right Coronary Artery Lesion},
  author={Jonathan D McDivitt and Rolf Graning and Michael A. J. Ferguson},
  year={2011}
}
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a well-established method to assess the hemodynamic and clinical significance of intermediate coronary artery stenoses. Ostial coronary lesions present a particular challenge to FFR measurements, as the guide needs to be positioned outside the artery during normalization and hyperemia measurements. Utilization of a “buddy wire” can help maintain stability of the coronary guide to facilitate FFR measurements of ostial coronary lesions. 

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