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Long-term outcomes after fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with severe coronary stenosis


Zhang, Ying-Hua; Li, Jing; Flammer, Andreas J; Matsuo, Yoshiki; Lee, Moo-Sik; Lennon, Ryan J; Bell, Malcolm R; Holmes, David R; Bresnahan, John F; Rihal, Charanjit S; Lerman, Lilach O; Lerman, Amir (2019). Long-term outcomes after fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with severe coronary stenosis. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 16(4):329-337.

Abstract

Objective
To explore the safety and efficacy of FFR-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in vessels with severe diameter stenosis.
Methods & Results
Of 1090 patients undergoing fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment from 2002 to 2009, we identified 167 patients in whom FFR was measured in at least one 70%-89% stenotic lesion. These patients were subdivided into an FFR-defer group ( = 49) if PCI was deferred (FFR > 0.80), and an FFR-perform group ( = 118) if PCI was performed (FFR ≤ 0.80). Comparatively, an additional 1176 patients undergoing PCI in at least one lesion with 70%-89% stenosis but without measurement of FFR served as a control (angiography-guided) group. Clinical outcomes were compared during a median follow-up of 49.0 months. The 5-year Kaplan-Meier estimated revascularization rates were 16% in the FFR-defer group and 33% in the FFR-perform group ( = 0.046). The incidence of major adverse cardiac events were comparable in these two groups (HR = 0.82, 95% CI: 0.37-1.82, = 0.63). The number of stents placed was significantly lower in the FFR-guided group (0.9 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.8, < 0.001).
Conclusions
Functional revascularization for lesions with visually severe stenosis is clinically safe and associated with fewer stents use. This study suggests that extending the use of FFR to more severe coronary lesions may be reasonable.

Abstract

Objective
To explore the safety and efficacy of FFR-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in vessels with severe diameter stenosis.
Methods & Results
Of 1090 patients undergoing fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment from 2002 to 2009, we identified 167 patients in whom FFR was measured in at least one 70%-89% stenotic lesion. These patients were subdivided into an FFR-defer group ( = 49) if PCI was deferred (FFR > 0.80), and an FFR-perform group ( = 118) if PCI was performed (FFR ≤ 0.80). Comparatively, an additional 1176 patients undergoing PCI in at least one lesion with 70%-89% stenosis but without measurement of FFR served as a control (angiography-guided) group. Clinical outcomes were compared during a median follow-up of 49.0 months. The 5-year Kaplan-Meier estimated revascularization rates were 16% in the FFR-defer group and 33% in the FFR-perform group ( = 0.046). The incidence of major adverse cardiac events were comparable in these two groups (HR = 0.82, 95% CI: 0.37-1.82, = 0.63). The number of stents placed was significantly lower in the FFR-guided group (0.9 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.8, < 0.001).
Conclusions
Functional revascularization for lesions with visually severe stenosis is clinically safe and associated with fewer stents use. This study suggests that extending the use of FFR to more severe coronary lesions may be reasonable.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Geriatrics and Gerontology
Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:April 2019
Deposited On:21 Aug 2019 12:08
Last Modified:16 Apr 2020 00:05
Publisher:Science Press
ISSN:1671-5411
OA Status:Green
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2019.04.001
PubMed ID:31105753

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