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Fractional flow reserve, absolute and relative coronary blood flow velocity reserve in relation to the results of technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography in patients with two-vessel coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  11300441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We sought to perform a direct comparison between perfusion scintigraphic results and intracoronary-derived hemodynamic variables (fractional flow reserve [FFR]; absolute and relative coronary flow velocity reserve [CFVR and rCFVR, respectively]) in patients with two-vessel disease. BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the diagnostic accuracy of intracoronary-derived variables (CFVR, FFR and rCFVR) in patients with multivessel disease. METHODS: Dipyridamole technetium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was performed in 127 patients. The presence of reversible perfusion defects in the region of interest was determined. Within one week, angiography was performed; CFVR, rCFVR and FFR were determined in 161 coronary lesions after intracoronary administration of adenosine. The predictive value for the presence of reversible perfusion defects on MIBI SPECT of CFVR, rCFVR and FFR was evaluated by the area under the curve (AUC) of the receiver operating characteristics curves. RESULTS: The mean percentage diameter stenosis was 57% (range 35% to 85%), as measured by quantitative coronary angiography. Using per-patient analysis, the AUCs for CFVR (0.70 +/- 0.052), rCFVR (0.72 +/- 0.051) and FFR (0.76 +/- 0.050) were not significantly different (p = NS). The percentages of agreement with the results of MIBI SPECT were 76%, 78% and 77% for CFVR, rCFVR and FFR, respectively. Per-lesion analysis, using all 161 measured lesions, yielded similar results. CONCLUSIONS: The diagnostic accuracy of three intracoronary-derived hemodynamic variables, as compared with the results of perfusion scintigraphy, is similar in patients with two-vessel coronary artery disease. Cut-offvalues of 2.0 for CFVR, 0.65 for rCFVR and 0.75 for FFR can be used for clinical decision-making in this patient cohort. Discordant results were obtained in 23% of the cases that require prospective evaluation for appropriate patient management.
S A Chamuleau; M Meuwissen; B L van Eck-Smit; K T Koch; A de Jong; R J de Winter; C E Schotborgh; M Bax; H J Verberne; J G Tijssen; J J Piek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-12     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1316-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology*
Cohort Studies
Coronary Circulation / physiology*
Coronary Disease / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi / diagnostic use
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Reg. No./Substance:
109581-73-9/Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi

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