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5 December 2016

Relation Among Stenosis Severity, Myocardial Blood Flow, and Flow Reserve in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

Academic Publication

Marcelo Di Carli, Johannes Czernin, Carl K. Hoh, Victor H. Gerbaudo, Richard C. Brunken, Sung­Chen Huang, Michael E. Phelps and Heinrich R. Schelbert

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Abstract

Background Coronary arteriography is considered the “gold standard” for evaluating the severity of a coronary stenosis. Because the resistance to blood flow through a stenotic lesion depends on a number of lesion characteristics, the physiological significance of coronary lesions of intermediate severity is often difficult to determine from angiography alone. This study of patients with coronary artery disease seeks to determine the relation between myocardial blood flow and flow reserve measured by positron emission tomography (PET) and the percent area stenosis on quantitative coronary arteriography.

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Abstract

Background Coronary arteriography is considered the “gold standard” for evaluating the severity of a coronary stenosis. Because the resistance to blood flow through a stenotic lesion depends on a number of lesion characteristics, the physiological significance of coronary lesions of intermediate severity is often difficult to determine from angiography alone. This study of patients with coronary artery disease seeks to determine the relation between myocardial blood flow and flow reserve measured by positron emission tomography (PET) and the percent area stenosis on quantitative coronary arteriography.

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