Dr. Thomas Felix Luescher
Nico HJ Pijls,
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Nico HJ Pijls, FESC (Netherlands)
List of Authors: Nico H.J. Pijls, Pim A.L. Tonino, Bernard De Bruyne, Volker Klauss, Ganesh Manoharan, Thomas Engstrom, Peter N. Ver Lee, Philip A. MacCarthy, Keith G. Oldroyd, William F. Fearon Abstract: Introduction: In patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) it is unclear whether routine measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in addition to angiography improves outcome. Methods: At 20 U.S. and European medical centers, 1005 patients with multivessel CAD were randomized to PCI with drug-eluting stents (DES) guided by angiography alone or guided by FFR measurements. Prior to randomization, lesions requiring PCI were indentified based on their angiographic appearance. Patients randomized to angiography-guided PCI underwent stenting of all indicated lesions, while those randomized to FFR-guided PCI underwent stenting of indicated lesions only if FFR was <= 0.80. The primary endpoint was the rate of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction or repeat revascularisation at 1 year. Results: Baseline characteristics were similar. The 1-year event rate was 18.3% in the angiography-guided group and 13.2% in the FFR-guided group (P=0.02). Conclusion: Further follow-up data, subgroup data, and cost-efficiency data will be shown.
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Thomas Felix Luescher, FESC (Switzerland)Presentation webcast
Fractional flow reserve versus angiograhpy for guiding pci - 2 year outcome
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