Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement

Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 14, 2019
Expiration date: March 14, 2025



Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) is commonly measured in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to determine the significance of coronary stenosis and coronary artery disease. The technique is often used as an adjunct to coronary angiography in the clinical care of patients. In this lesson, we will describe the technique of FFR and discuss the interpretation of results in a clinical context.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To enumerate common indications for the measurement of FFR
  • To describe the basic technique of the procedure
  • To discuss the limitations of the technique and settings in which the results require more sophisticated interpretation

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 the tab.