Intracoronary Physiology FFR

Intracoronary Physiology FFR

heart clinic in Pune

RADI ffr

RADI ffr

Fractional Flow Reserve, or FFR is expressed as a ratio, or a fraction. During an FFR procedure, the cardiologist guides a pressure sensitive wire into the arteries closest to the heart, and measures the flow of blood, and its pressure.

FFR has been shown to correlate very well with non-invasive stress testing and is considered to be complementary to a conventional angiogram, particularly when the tightness of a blockage is difficult to establish by angiography or when patients have not had non-invasive stress testing.FFR technology saves lives while avoiding unnecessary surgery or stents ultimately saving costs.

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a technique used in coronary catheterization to measure pressure differences across a coronary artery stenosis (narrowing, usually due to atherosclerosis) to determine the likelihood that the stenosis impedes oxygen delivery to the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia).

FFR is determined by a carefully calibrated sensor introduced into the blood vessel that measures the blood pressure upstream and downstream (before and after the block) after the administration of medicine like adenosine to induce maximum flow.

An FFR measurement indicates the severity of blood flow blockages in the coronary arteries and allows Cardiologist in Pune to identify which specific lesion or lesions (or blockage causing blood flow restriction) are responsible for a patient’s ischemia (a restriction of blood flow to the heart) and warrant stenting.