Coronary flow reserve and fractional flow reserve [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(4): 253-261

Coronary flow reserve and fractional flow reserve

Ali Özyol, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
Cumhuriyet University Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Cardiology

Coronary flow reserve (CFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) are two methods used to provide information for functional significance of coronary artery stenosis. Despite having some limitations, both parameters not only designate severity of stenosis but also provide prognostic information when they are used within appropriate indications. In this review, invasive CFR and FFR measurements were revisited in parallel to improvements in revascularization technologies, with an emphasis on their guiding role in borderline lesions.

Keywords: Blood flow velocity, coronary circulation, coronary disease, coronary stenosis; myocardial ischemia; regional blood flow

How to cite this article
Ali Özyol, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz. Coronary flow reserve and fractional flow reserve. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(4): 253-261

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Türkiye
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