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Published online: 2016-03-01
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50-year-old male with recurrent non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction with borderline lesions in angiography — the importance of functional diagnostics

Filip Pawliczak, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Piotr Lipiec, Radosław Kręcki
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0007
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(1):57-60.

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Vol 11, No 1 (2016)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-03-01

Abstract

Dynamic development of invasive cardiology techniques significantly improved diagnostic and therapeutic abilities for patients with coronary artery disease. Functional assessment of coronary artery stenosis by fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement or myocardial perfusion studies, such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), allow detailed characterization of angiographically borderline atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries and guidance of therapeutic strategy. The authors presented a case of a 50-year old male hospitalized repeatedly due to non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMI). Combined functional assessment allowed correct diagnosis and optimal treatment.

Abstract

Dynamic development of invasive cardiology techniques significantly improved diagnostic and therapeutic abilities for patients with coronary artery disease. Functional assessment of coronary artery stenosis by fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement or myocardial perfusion studies, such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), allow detailed characterization of angiographically borderline atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries and guidance of therapeutic strategy. The authors presented a case of a 50-year old male hospitalized repeatedly due to non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMI). Combined functional assessment allowed correct diagnosis and optimal treatment.

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Keywords

fractional flow reserve, NSTEMI, coronary angiography

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Title

50-year-old male with recurrent non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction with borderline lesions in angiography — the importance of functional diagnostics

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2016)

Pages

57-60

Published online

2016-03-01

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0007

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(1):57-60.

Keywords

fractional flow reserve
NSTEMI
coronary angiography

Authors

Filip Pawliczak
Jarosław D. Kasprzak
Piotr Lipiec
Radosław Kręcki

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