The Role of Fractional Flow Reserve

This case analysis regards a patient with multivessel coronary heart disease who undergoes coronary angiography. Coronary artery bypass surgery is recommended. The patient undergoes additional evaluation with Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to define the hemodynamic significance of several of the coronary stenoses.

You will learn:

  • For a patient with chest pain:
    • The limits of coronary angiography.
    • The use of fractional flow reserve to determine therapeutic options.
    • How to apply the FAME Trials findings to patients with complex coronary heart disease.

Author(s): Adrian Loffler, MD

Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

Credit hours: 1.0

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.