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.

Course Details

In this course, 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.

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Estimated time to Complete: 20 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .25
Expiration date: March 14, 2022
Publication date: March 14, 2019

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Course Author

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. 
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