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Unrecognized focal stenosis after angiographically successful PCI

Key clinical point: Significant residual epicardial ischemia is common following angiographically successful PCI.

Major finding: Nearly one in four patients with an angiographically successful PCI leaves the cath lab with hemodynamically significant residual ischemia by iFR.

Study details: DEFINE PCI was a prospective observational study of 500 patients who underwent PCI for stable or unstable angina at 27 U.S. and European sites.

Disclosures: The study presenter serves as a consultant to Volcano/Philips, which sponsored DEFINE PCI.


Jeremias A. ACC 19, Abstract 408-10.