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Planning percutaneous interventions with optical flow ratio: “niu” odds in favour of imaging in the year of the Ox

EuroIntervention 2021;17:e958-e960. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV17I12A160

1. Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; 2. Cardio-Care Heart Centre, Marbella, Spain
The current issue of EuroIntervention publishes a paramount article by Ding et al about the use of optical flow ratio (OFR) to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)1. In the Chinese year of the Ox, this study combining data from "Ox"-ford and Besançon is definitely an expression of the Chinese sense of humour. Nonetheless, a serious and relevant study is hidden behind that playful wink that might definitively designate optical coherence tomography (OCT) as the preferred tool for PCI guidance.

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