Fractional flow reserve or optical coherence tomography guidance to revascularize intermediate coronary stenosis using angioplasty (FORZA) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Francesco Burzotta, Carlo Trani, Filippo Crea, Antonio Maria Leone, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Giampaolo Niccoli, Valentina Coluccia, Silvia Saffioti, Cristina Aurigemma

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Abstract

The management of patients with angiographically intermediate coronary lesions is a major clinical issue. Fractional flow reserve provides validated functional insights while optical coherence tomography provides high resolution anatomic imaging. Both techniques may be applied to guide management in case of angiographically intermediate coronary lesions. Moreover, these techniques may be used to optimize the result of percutaneous coronary intervention. We aim to compare the clinical and economic impact of fractional flow reserve versus optical coherence tomography guidance in patients with angiographically intermediate coronary lesions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-140
Number of pages1
JournalTrials
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stenosis
  • Coronary Vessels
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial
  • Hospital Costs
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prospective Studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Research Design
  • Rome
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Treatment Outcome

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