- FFR tracings from different cases (simple to complex ones) are presented alongside other multimodality assessments (IVUS, OCT) to integrate functional and anatomical information
- Excellent image resource for FFR-guided percutaneous coronary interventions
- Integrates video footage relevant to the cases and imaging modalities discussed
This book reviews the theory and practice of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided coronary intervention, a technique that gives sense and a rationale to daily decisions in the interventional suite. FFR guidance provides detailed information on coronary hemodynamics for theinterventional cardiologist. This technique has profound practical implications for therapeutic decisions and for the prognosis of patients.
The Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions provides practicing physicians clear information to understand both the complexity of the technique and the correct way to apply it. It is designed both to assist younger faculty and those in training, and to act as a clinicalresource for more experienced practitioners. Using the clinical cases outlined, the reader can learn to appreciate the pitfalls, tips and tricks that simplify the performance and interpretation of FFR and iFR.
Tommaso Gori MD is Director of the Heart Catheterization Laboratory at the Zentrum für Kardiologie in Mainz, Germany. He trained at the University of Siena, Italy and completed a PhD at the University of Toronto. He is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, with particular research interests in endothelial (dys)function, mechanisms and effects of organic nitrates, physiology of the coronary circulation, oxidative stress, microcirculation and hemorheology, and clinical research interests in interventional cardiology and echocardiography.
Dr Gori is a winner of many international awards, including the American Heart Association S.A. Levine Young Investigator Award and American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award, both in 2001. He is on the Editorial Boards of the European Heart Journal, World Heart Journal, and Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. He has written numerous articles, textbook chapters and lectures and has extensive teaching experience at University Medical Center Mainz and University of Siena.
Massimo Fineschi MD is Medical Director of the Hemodynamics Unit at the University Hospital Santa Maria alle Scotte in Siena, Italy. He trained at the University of Siena, Italy, and completed his training in Cardiology in 1995 at the same institution.
His work has covered Elective and Urgent coronary angiography, Elective and Primary coronary angioplasty, Right and left heart catheterization and he has contributed to many research papers, and has spearheaded many trials