Apr 17, 2013

Recent insights into the treatment of stable CAD : FFR-guided PCI vs. medical therapy

L X van Nunen, Pim A L Tonino


Cornerstones in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) are medical therapy and coronary revascularization. In acute settings (ST-elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has proven to improve prognosis. The optimal treatment of stable CAD is subject to great controversy. By using fractional flow reserve to guide PCI, it is possible to stent only those lesions that induce myocardial ischemia. This review aims to reflect on the use of FFR-guided PCI in stable CAD.

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Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Arteriosclerosis
Evidence-Based Medicine
Combined Modality Therapy
Cardiotonic Agents
Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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