Although angiography is commonly used for diagnosing coronary artery disease, it does not accurately capture plaque morphology and eccentricity of an epicardial stenosis. Angiography also fails to objectively understand the extent of ischemia.1
Physiological assessments allow physicians to evaluate the functional significance of coronary stenosis and have the following benefits2,3:
Abbott’s accomplishments offer interventional cardiologists cutting-edge technology in PCI.
References: 1. Topol EJ and Nissen SE. Our Preoccupation With Coronary Luminology, CIR. 1995; 92(8): 2333-2342. 2. Pijls, N., et al JACC Vol. 56, No. 3, 2010. 3. Ahn JM, et al. IRIS FFR: prognostic performance of five resting pressure-derived indexes of coronary physiology. TCT 2018. 4. Corcoran et al. Fractional Flow Reserve. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017; 33(7): 961-974. 5. De Bruyne, B. et al. FFR Guided PCI versus Medical Therapy in Stable Coronary Disease, NEJM. 2012; 367 (11): 991-1001.
Date of preparation: May 2021. SFM_ABO1755.
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