Non-invasive Fractional Flow Reserve using Computed Tomographic angiography: where are we now and where are we going?

Learning objectives

  • It has now become possible to measure fractional flow reserve from standard coronary computed tomographic angiography.

  • The rapid accumulation in clinical data behind this technique has culminated in a Food and Drug Administration approval and also approval by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

  • The aims of the current manuscript are to explore the scientific principles behind this technique, the published data validating its use, the potential benefits to healthcare systems and also the challenges it is likely to face as it attempts to enter the clinical domain.

PMID: 28559426

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