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How I became an FFR believer

EuroIntervention 2020;15:e1315-e1317. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I15A240

1. Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea


In October 2009, I was asked a very simple question by an Indian doctor attending our monthly educational meeting just moments before coronary stent implantation during the live case demonstration: “Did you measure fractional flow reserve?”. I had little experience of fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment at that time. Angiographically, a very discrete and tight (70~80% on my eyeball evaluation) stenosis in the mid right coronary artery was under discussion for angioplasty. Back then, I had no doubt concerning my decision for stent implantation for such an appealing lesion and was convinced that it would be clinically beneficial for ...

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