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Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 14, 2019
Expiration date: March 14, 2025
Reviewed: March 13, 2022


Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) is commonly measured in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to determine the significance of coronary stenosis and coronary artery disease. The technique is often used as an adjunct to coronary angiography in the clinical care of patients. In this lesson, we will describe the technique of FFR and discuss the interpretation of results in a clinical context.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To enumerate common indications for the measurement of FFR
  • To describe the basic technique of the procedure
  • To discuss the limitations of the technique and settings in which the results require more sophisticated interpretation

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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