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The Role of Fractional Flow Reserve

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: 1.0
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027
Reviewed: March 5, 2024


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.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

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.

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.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Adrian Loffler, MD

Dr. Adrian Loffler is a 2017-18 Advanced Fellow in cardiovascular imaging at the University of Virginia Health System.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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