Deferring angioplasty in intermediate coronary lesions based on coronary flow criteria is safe: Comparison of a deferred group to an intervention group

L. Gruberg, M. Kapeliovich, A. Roguin, E. Grenadier, W. Markiewicz, R. Beyar

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Abstract

The decision for revascularization in patients with intermediate coronary lesions remains a challenging topic, particularly when objective data of reversible ischemia are lacking. In some of the patients, coronary revascularization is performed or deferred without definitive evidence on the clinical significance of the coronary stenosis. We investigated the usefulness of coronary flow reserve (CFR) measurements in 28 patients with intermediate coronary lesions. We compared 20 patients who underwent angioplasty based on Doppler-wire-derived CFR with 8 patients for whom angioplasty was deferred (diameter stenosis of 50.7 ± 2.0% versus 46.5 ± 3.1%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood flow
  • Coronary artery disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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