The reliability of fractional flow reserve measurement in patients with diabetes mellitus


ŞAHİNARSLAN A. , Kocaman S. A. , Olgun H., Kunak T., KIZILTUNÇ E. , Ozdemir M. , ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.20, no.5, pp.317-321, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mca.0b013e32832c8ca3
  • Title of Journal : CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-321

Abstract

Background Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an invasive method to assess the functional significance of coronary stenoses. The value of FFR in diabetic patients is controversial because of microvascular dysfunction. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on FFR measurements.