Correlation between OCT-derived intrastent dimensions and fractional flow reserve measurements after coronary stent implantation and impact on clinical outcome.

@article{Reith2015CorrelationBO,
  title={Correlation between OCT-derived intrastent dimensions and fractional flow reserve measurements after coronary stent implantation and impact on clinical outcome.},
  author={Sebastian Reith and Simone Battermann and Martin Hellmich and Nikolaus Marx and Mathias Burgmaier},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={222-8}
}
BACKGROUND Insufficient stent expansion, vessel wall injury, and tissue prolapse, all frequently unrecognized by coronary angiography, are predictors of future major adverse cardiac event (MACE) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides accurate visualization of these features of inadequate stent deployment, whereas reduced fractional flow reserve (FFR) values after PCI indicate functional significance of a residual intrastent stenosis… CONTINUE READING