Usefulness of fractional flow reserve to predict clinical outcome after balloon angioplasty.

@article{Bech1999UsefulnessOF,
  title={Usefulness of fractional flow reserve to predict clinical outcome after balloon angioplasty.},
  author={G Jan-Willem Bech and Nico H. J. Pijls and Bernard De Bruyne and Kathinka C H Peels and Herman R. Michels and Hans J R M Bonnier and Jacques J. Koolen},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 7},
  pages={883-8}
}
BACKGROUND After regular coronary balloon angioplasty, it would be helpful to identify those patients who have a low cardiac event rate. Coronary angiography alone is not sensitive enough for that purpose, but it has been suggested that the combination of optimal angiographic and optimal functional results indicates a low restenosis chance. Pressure-derived myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an index of the functional severity of the residual epicardial lesion and could be useful for… CONTINUE READING

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