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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4725

Online ISSN 1827-1618


Minerva Cardioangiologica 2012 October;60(5):539-48


Fractional flow reserve (FFR): changing the practice of interventional cardiology

Kaluski E., Waller A. H., Rudzinski W., Nasur A., Dehnee A., Gerula C., Maher J., Dhruvakumar S., Mazza V.

Division of Cardiology, University Hospital and New Jersey Medical School

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has become an extremely valuable tool for assessing the hemodynamic significance of intermediate coronary lesions. This manuscript delineates the current guidelines regarding the use of FFR and discusses emerging indications for the use of this diagnostic tool and how they compare with and complement non-invasive or other invasive diagnostic modalities. The manuscript addresses some of the key unanswered questions related to FFR, the potential pitfalls of this tool and discusses future directions of use and research.

language: English


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