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ACC.21: No Benefit to FFR-Guided PCI in STEMI Patients with Multi-Vessel Disease

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In patients who had a coronary stent inserted after experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, the use of a technique that measures blood flow and pressure through a partially blocked artery to determine if a second stenting procedure is needed did not improve outcomes and was more costly than using angiography, or a heart X-ray, alone to guide the procedure, according to research presented at the American College of  Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.

“The strategy of using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to guide the stenting procedure is not superior to the standard technique ...