Haemodynamic significance of ostial side branch nipping following percutaneous intervention at bifurcations: a pressure wire pilot study

Bellenger, N. G.; Swallow, R.; Wald, D. S.; Court, I.; Calver, A. I.; Dawkins, K. D.; Curzen, N.
February 2007
Heart;Feb2007, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p249
Academic Journal
The article assesses the correlation between the fractional flow reserve across nipped side branch arteries that have been crossed by main vessel stents, with the degree of angiographic narrowing at the side branch ostium. The test was administered to fifteen patients who were scheduled for elective percutaneous intervention. Consequently, this pilot study demonstrates that the development of a functionally significant stenosis when undergoing the intervention is infrequent.


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