Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Fractional Flow Reserve or FFR in her cardiology clinic at Singapore which is a procedure to measure accurate blood pressure and flow through the coronary artery. FFR is a diagnostic catheter at the time of the coronary angiogram. The measurement of FFR is useful for Angioplasty or stenting on the intermediate stage of blockages.
Coronary arteries increase blood flow to the heart. FFR procedure shows that Blood flow is not blocked, blockage doesn’t need angioplasty and patients can be treated safely.
Work of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR):
The guidewire-based procedure works through a standard diagnostic catheter. Wire crosses the lesion and can measure the flow of blood. Blockages that score an FFR value of less than 0.75 or 0.80, shown on “FFR values” on the monitor, can be safely and adequately treated by medical therapy without the need for angioplasty.
FFR is a helpful tool to assist more intermediate blockages. Angioplasty and Stenting increase blood flow to the heart. The patient will be treated with medical therapy safely.
FFR = Pd / Pa
Pd = pressure distal to the blockage
Pa = pressure proximal to the blockage
- Pa was measured by the guiding catheter
- Pd by an 0.018-in fiber-optic pressure-monitoring wire, and
- Pv by a multipurpose catheter
Contact Heart specialist Dr. Lim Ing Haan at an Interventional Cardiology (heart & vascular) Clinic in Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.
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