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Utilization of frequency domain optical coherence tomography and fractional flow reserve to assess intermediate coronary artery stenoses: conciliating anatomic and physiologic information.
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PMID:  21409535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and intravascular imaging respectively provide hemodynamic and anatomical assessments of angiographic intermediate stenoses. Frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) is a promising high-resolution imaging modality, but its clinical use in determining severity of coronary disease has yet to be determined. There, we set out to determine the role of FD-OCT to complement FFR in the evaluation of intermediate coronary artery stenoses. FD-OCT was planned in 176 consecutive interventional procedures at our institution to delineate the proper use of FD-OCT in clinical practice. The decision to use other invasive assessments was at the discretion of the operator. This report describes an early series of the 14 patients who underwent FFR of 18 target stenoses in addition to FD-OCT. FD-OCT was successfully performed without complications in all cases. Fractional flow reserve was <0.80 in four patients, with minimal lumen areas and reference vessel diameters ranging from 1.03 to 3.47 mm(2) and 2.60 to 2.94 mm by FD-OCT, respectively. FD-OCT was important to rule out plaque rupture, erosion and thrombosis and to help guide decision to defer PCI in six patients with acute coronary syndrome and FFR > 0.80. FD-OCT was also valuable to guide PCI strategy in tandem lesions with an FFR < 0.80. This initial experience with FD-OCT suggests a potential complementary role of physiological and anatomical assessment to guide decision making in complex clinical scenarios. Future investigations are warranted to validate these findings and define the role of FD-OCT in assessing intermediate lesions.
Gregory T Stefano; Hiram G Bezerra; Guilherme Attizzani; Daniel Chamié; Emile Mehanna; Hirosada Yamamoto; Marco A Costa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1875-8312     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  2011-08-09     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-308     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine / diagnostic use
Cardiac Catheterization* / utilization
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, Optical Coherence* / utilization
Vasodilator Agents / diagnostic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents; K72T3FS567/Adenosine

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