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Title: Correlation of FFR-derived from CT and stress perfusion CMR with invasive FFR in intermediate-grade coronary artery stenosis
Authors: Ghekiere, Olivier
Bielen, Jurgen
Leipsic, Jonathon
Dewilde, Willem
Mancini, Isabelle
Hansen, Dominique
Dendale, Paul
Nchimi, Alain
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: The international journal of cardiovascular imaging,
Status: Early View
Abstract: Only one-third of intermediate-grade coronary artery stenosis (i.e. 40–70% diameter narrowing) causes myocardial ischemia, requiring most often additional invasive work-up with invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR). To evaluate the correlations between FFR estimates derived from computed tomography (FFRCT) and adenosine perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) with invasive FFR in intermediate-grade stenosis. Thirty-seven patients (mean age 61 ± 9 years; 25 men) who underwent adenosine perfusion CMR, quantitative coronary angiography and FFR in the work-up for intermediate-grade stenoses (n = 39) diagnosed at coronary CT angiography were retrospectively evaluated. Blinded FFRCT analysis was computed on each intermediate-grade lesion and correlated to the FFR values. On adenosine CMR, subendocardial time-enhancement maximal upslopes, normalized by respective left ventricle cavity upslopes, were obtained distal to a coronary stenosis (RISK area) and in remote myocardium (REMOTE area). The perfusion was subsequently assessed without (uncorrected RISK) and after correction for remote perfusion (relative myocardial perfusion index = REMOTE/RISK ratio), and then correlated to the FFR values. Differences in correlations were tested with z statistics and considered statistically significant different at a p < 0.05 level. The average FFR value was 0.85 ± 0.10 (0.60–0.98 range), 28% (n = 11) was ≤ 0.80. FFR value correlated poorly with uncorrected RISK upslopes (r = 0.151; p = 0.36), but equally strongly with FFRCT (r = 0.675; p < 0.001) and the relative myocardial perfusion index (r = − 0.63) (p < 0.001; z = 6.72) for assessment of lesion-specific ischemia. Both FFRCT and adenosine perfusion CMR strongly correlate with invasive FFR measurements for intermediate-grade stenosis. These preliminary findings pave the way for further studies evaluating non-invasively intermediate coronary stenosis in clinical practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/27296
DOI: 10.1007/s10554-018-1464-4
ISSN: 1569-5794
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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