Clinical Evidence: The Use of FFR and OCT to Optimize PCI
Based on numerous clinical studies and assessments, St. Jude Medical™ OCT systems have been proven to improve decision-making and efficiency and procedural effectiveness in pre-stent planning and post-stent assessment.2,9-13 And, compared to angiography alone, FFR has been shown to more accurately identifies hemodynamically relevant stenoses, thus reducing rates of death, myocardial infarction and repeat revascularization.1
A recent clinical compendium summarizes evidence supporting the use of FFR and OCT to optimize percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). See the compendium.
In addition, a thorough pre-procedural lesion assessment studied the use of OCT with angio co-registration in PCI and showed that it enables accurate device sizing, selection of the vessel segment requiring treatment, as well as efficient planning of the implantation strategy. See the assessment.
Watch what physicians say about the power of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to identify and treat coronary lesions, and see more clinical evidence for OCT and FFR.