Evaluation of epicardial coronary resistance using computed tomography angiography: A Proof Concept

Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

16 December Dec 2019 3 months ago
  • Andreini D

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) pullback allows to assess the distribution of pressure loss along the coronary vessels. FFR derived from CT (FFRCT) provides a virtual pullback curve that may also aid in the assessment of the distribution of epicardial coronary resistance in the non-invasive setting. The present study aims to determine the accuracy of the virtual FFRCT pullback curve using a motorized invasive FFR pullback as reference in patients with stable coronary artery disease.

Reference

Mizukami T, Tanaka K, Sonck J, Vandeloo B, Roosens B, Lochy S, Argacha JF, Schoors D, Suzuki H, Belsack D, Andreini D, Barbato E, De Mey J, De Bruyne B, Cosyns B, Collet C. Evaluation of epicardial coronary resistance using computed tomography angiography: A Proof Concept. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2019 Sep 24. pii: S1934-5925(19)30165-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2019.09.004.

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