Documento di posizione della Società Italiana di Cardiologia Invasiva-Gruppo Italiano Studi Emodinamici (SICI-GISE) sulle basi teoriche, applicazioni pratiche e valutazione economico-sanitaria dell'utilizzo della guida di pressione intracoronarica

Translated title of the contribution: Position paper of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology-Italian Group of Hemodynamic Studies (SICI-GISE) on theoretical basis, practical applications and health economic evaluation of the use of intracoronary pressure wire

Francesco Bedogni, Ciro Indolfi, Flavio Ribichini, Edoardo Verna, Antonio Maria Leone, Alberto Polimeni, Mario Bollati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Luca Testa, Sergio Berti

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Abstract

Functional assessment of coronary lesions has become an integral part of routine practice in most cath labs. Such evaluation is performed using a pressure wire that allows measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR). The latter has received a class I indication with level of evidence A according to the most recent European guidelines on myocardial revascularization for the assessment of angiographically moderate coronary lesions. The present document has the following objectives: 1) to summarize the theoretical basis of FFR; 2) to provide a guideline for vasodilator therapy; 3) to summarize scientific evidence supporting FFR; 4) to provide a model of health economy evaluation focusing on resource sparing associated with the use of FFR.

Translated title of the contributionPosition paper of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology-Italian Group of Hemodynamic Studies (SICI-GISE) on theoretical basis, practical applications and health economic evaluation of the use of intracoronary pressure wire
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)116-128
Number of pages13
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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