• DEFINE PCI: Tightly iFR-Optimized PCI May Cut Cardiac Event Risk

    7 days ago - By Medscape

    Flow-reserve readings not only guide selection of PCI targets, they can verify that PCI made a great functional impact, not just a nice angiogram; the study may have identified the optimal iFR target.
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  • Intact coronary flow reserve may not signify appropriate PCI deferral: DEFINE-FLOW

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Among patients with coronary artery lesions, medically treated vessels with abnormal fractional flow reserve but intact coronary flow reserve did not have noninferior outcomes vs. vessels with normal FFR and coronary flow reserve.
    The results of the prospective observational DEFINE-FLOW trial call into question whether it is appropriate to defer PCI in patients with abnormal FFR but intact coronary flow reserve ( 2), K. Lance Gould, MD, Weatherhead Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical and executive director of the Weatherhead PET Imaging Center at UTHealth, said
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