PARIS, France—Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements help identify which patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) cannot rely solely on optimal medical therapy (OMT) and therefore require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to preliminary results from the FAME II trial presented in a late-breaking session at EuroPCR on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
The advantage offered by FFR in terms of reducing repeat revascularization is so striking, in fact, that the trial's Data and Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) advised stopping patient recruitment early, reported investigator Bernard De Bruyne, MD, PhD, of Cardiovascular Center Aalst (Aalst, Belgium).
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