Are significant SB lesions really significant?: Insight from FFR
European Bifurcation Club 2006 – EBC 2006 – Rome, Italy
Are significant Side Brach lesions really significant?: Insight from FFR
Author: Bon-Kwon Koo, MD, PhD, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
INSIGHTS FROM FFR STUDIES
- QCA overestimates the functional significance of jailed SB lesions.
- Kissing balloon with relatively small sized balloon results in significant increment of SB FFR.
- Functional significance of jailed SB lesion after DES implantation do not change significantly during 6 month follow-up.
In bifurcation lesions with relatively short side branch lesions….
More strict angiographic evaluation criteria and less aggressive SB intervention strategy should be applied.