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Functional measurement of coronary stenosis.
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PMID:  22421298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered nowadays as the gold standard for invasive assessment of physiologic stenosis significance and an indispensable tool for decision making in coronary revascularization. Use of FFR in the catheterization laboratory accurately identifies which lesions should be stented and improves the outcome in most elective clinical and angiographic conditions. Recently, FFR has been upgraded to a class IA classification in multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention in the guidelines on coronary revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology. In this state-of-the-art paper, the basic concept of FFR and its application, characteristics, and use in several subsets of patients are discussed from a practical point of view.
Nico H J Pijls; Jan-Willem E M Sels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Duplicate Publication; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-16     Completed Date:  2012-04-26     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1045-57     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Circulation*
Coronary Stenosis / physiopathology*
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology*
Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial*
Comment In:
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Apr 16;61(15):1660   [PMID:  23705138 ]

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