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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Fractional flow reserve assessment to determine the indications for myocardial revascularisation in patients with borderline stenosis of the left main coronary artery

Jacek Legutko, Dariusz Dudek, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Marcin Wizimirski, Jacek S. Dubiel
Kardiol Pol 2005;63(11):499-506.

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Vol 63, No 11 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-11-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Introduction: Reliable assessment of clinical significance of borderline angiographic lesions found within the left main coronary artery (LM) is often impossible. Measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) is commonly used to verify borderline stenoses of the coronary arteries. However, the usefulness of FFR measurements has been validated only for arteries other than the LM. Aim: Evaluation of the measured FFR value in determination of the indications for myocardial revascularisation in borderline LM stenosis. Methods: The study involved 38 patients aged 55±9 years (range 41-74 years) with isolated borderline LM stenosis. Each patient had the measurement of FFR performed during intravenous adenosine infusion at a dose of 140 μmg/kg/min. Patients were referred for revascularisation if FFR was

Abstract

Introduction: Reliable assessment of clinical significance of borderline angiographic lesions found within the left main coronary artery (LM) is often impossible. Measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) is commonly used to verify borderline stenoses of the coronary arteries. However, the usefulness of FFR measurements has been validated only for arteries other than the LM. Aim: Evaluation of the measured FFR value in determination of the indications for myocardial revascularisation in borderline LM stenosis. Methods: The study involved 38 patients aged 55±9 years (range 41-74 years) with isolated borderline LM stenosis. Each patient had the measurement of FFR performed during intravenous adenosine infusion at a dose of 140 μmg/kg/min. Patients were referred for revascularisation if FFR was
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Keywords

fractional flow reserve; revascularisation; coronary heart disease

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Title

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Fractional flow reserve assessment to determine the indications for myocardial revascularisation in patients with borderline stenosis of the left main coronary artery

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 63, No 11 (2005)

Pages

499-506

Published online

2005-11-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;63(11):499-506.

Keywords

fractional flow reserve
revascularisation
coronary heart disease

Authors

Jacek Legutko
Dariusz Dudek
Łukasz Rzeszutko
Marcin Wizimirski
Jacek S. Dubiel

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