[Fractional flow-reserve by intracoronary pressure guidewire in patients with acute coronary syndrome]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Romano M
Record ID 32014000329
Authors' objectives: The purpose of this report is to assess the evidence available on the efficacy, safety and issues related to coverage policies on the use of fractional flow reserve by intracoronary pressure guidewire in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Authors' recommendations: Based on one randomized clinical trial in patients with multivessel coronary disease, coronary pressure-guided measurement (FFR) would be useful to choose the treatment of intermediate coronary stenosis in those patients who have had an event at least 5 days before the procedure is carried out. No evidence was found endorsing the use of FFR in patients with ASC of up to 5 days of development, or in patients with ASC and coronary disease in one or two vessels. It is worth mentioning that diagnostic accuracy depends on the skills of the operator carrying out the procedure; therefore specific training is required.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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