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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 3 May 2017 > CASE REPORTS > Significant Drop in Right Atrial Pressure Does Not Influence Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary Assessment

Significant Drop in Right Atrial Pressure Does Not Influence Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary Assessment

Roberto Scarsini1, Gabriele Pesarini1, Fausto Castriota2, Corrado Vassanelli1, Flavio Ribichini1,3

1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
2GVM Research Group, Cotignola, Italy
3Electronic correspondence: flavio.ribichini@univr.it

The effect of a highly elevated level of right atrial filling pressure on fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement remains unclear. Transcatheter tricuspid valve intervention, a recently introduced option for inoperable or high-risk patients, represents a unique model of in-vivo physiology to investigate the eventual influence of central venous pressure on coronary FFR measurements. The case is reported of a patient with a degenerated tricuspid
surgical bioprosthesis who underwent transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve replacement and concomitant coronary functional assessment with FFR. In an experimental model, the significant fall in right atrial pressure did not influence FFR measurements in the presence of angiographically proven mild coronary artery disease.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:361-364


Significant Drop in Right Atrial Pressure Does Not Influence Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary Assessment

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