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Current Pharmaceutical Design

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ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Assessment of Coronary Microcirculation During Cardiac Catheterization

Author(s): ">Sasko Kedev * and ">Ivan Vasilev

Volume 24 , Issue 25 , 2018

Page: [2950 - 2953] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180702112018

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Abstract

Functional tests used in the catheterization laboratory have emerged as a very important adjunctive tool to coronary angiography that can identify patients with myocardial blood flow impairment.

Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurement is highly recommended for detection of ischemia-related coronary lesion(s) when objective evidence of vessel-related ischemia is not available.

Recently, the much simpler instantaneous wave free ratio (iFR) was proposed as an alternative to FFR without the requirement for administration of vasodilators.

More user-friendly techniques like iFR might further contribute to value-based care in coronary interventions.

Keywords: Cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, Coronary microcirculation, Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Instantaneous wave free ratio (iFR), computer tomography CT- derived fractional flow reserve FFRCT.


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