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Sang Hyun Park, Bon-Kwon Koo. Clinical applications of fractional flow reserve in bifurcation lesions. J Geriatr Cardiol 2012; 9(3): 278-284. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1263.2012.05091
Citation: Sang Hyun Park, Bon-Kwon Koo. Clinical applications of fractional flow reserve in bifurcation lesions. J Geriatr Cardiol 2012; 9(3): 278-284. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1263.2012.05091

Clinical applications of fractional flow reserve in bifurcation lesions

doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1263.2012.05091
  • Received Date: 2012-05-09
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary bifurcation lesions has been associated with lower procedural success rates and worse clinical outcomes compared with PCI for simple coronary lesions. Angiographic evaluation alone is sometimes inaccurate and does not reflect the functional significance of bifurcation lesions. The fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an easily obtainable, reliable, and reproducible physiologic parameter. This parameter is epicardial lesion specific and reflects both degree of stenosis and the myocardial territory supplied by the specific artery. Recent studies have shown that FFR-guided provisional side branch intervention strategy for bifurcation lesions is feasible and effective and can reduce unnecessary complex interventions and related complications. However, an adequate understanding of coronary physiology and the pitfalls of FFR is essential to properly use FFR for PCI of complex bifurcation lesions.
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