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1. The primary technical endpoint was the diagnostic performance of the QFR against the FFR.
2. The primary clinical endpoint was target vessel failure (TVF) between two groups distributed by a QFR cut-off value of 0.8
The quantitative flow ratio (QFR) is a novel angiography-based tool used to assess functional ischemia caused by coronary stenosis. Computation of the fractional flow reserve (FFR) from coronary angiography is based on 3D reconstruction and fluid dynamics algorithms using a modified frame count; therefore, we do not need to induce hyperemia or perform invasive procedures with a pressure wire to measure it. During the past few years, the diagnostic accuracy of the QFR was investigated and showed favorable outcomes. However, data for patients with acute coronary syndrome are lacking. In addition, no data are available for the performance of the QFR in predicting clinical outcomes. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the QFR versus the FFR and their predictive abilities for clinical outcome in a real-world all-comer population.
The Catholic imaging and Functional Research (C-iFR) Cohort was designed to evaluate the diagnostic performance and clinical outcome predictive ability of the QFR in consecutive patients undergoing CAG and the FFR at 4 major cardiac centers in Korea from January 2012 to May 2018. All hospitals (Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul; St. Paul's Hospital, Seoul; Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon; Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu) perform a high volume of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, with more than 800 PCI procedures performed per year. This QFR registry includes demographic characteristics, clinical information, laboratory data, QFR findings, and FFR findings, with clinical outcome data collected over 4 years (a median of 2 years)
Ischemic Heart Disease
Seoul Saint Mary's Hospital
Korea, Republic of
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-30T07:06:55-0400
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