Fractional flow reserve has become an essential tool in the modern catheterization laboratories. FFR has shown to be more accurate for the detection of ischemia than available non-invasive methods. Unlike these modalities, FFR is able to pinpoint the lesions causing ischemia, thereby achieving unequaled spatial resolution. Its use has been validated in numerous studies and different populations. It is easy to use, gives virtually dichotomous information, and is readily available worldwide. In this chapter, the principle concepts of FFR measurements to assess the hemodynamic severity of coronary artery lesions are reviewed.
|Title of host publication||Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Knowledge-Based Approach|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|