The Role of Fractional Flow Reserve

Authors: Adrian Loffler, MD
Credit/contact hours: 1.0
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027



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 the tab.