Category: Advanced Coronary Intervention

Advanced coronary intervention includes procedures that require skills that are beyond the scope of the standard Interventional cardiology training. These procedures require special skills and training which are only learnt in high volume, high quality centers of excellence with well equipped cardiac catheter laboratory. Here are few examples of these procedures and their details.


FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve)

Coronary angiography is a two dimensional visualization (anatomical assessment) of the coronary artery (blood vessels in the heart) by injecting dye inside the heart. The percentage of narrowing or blockage (stenosis) is estimated by...


Bifurcation stenting

Bifurcation stenting is done in patients where the narrowing (blockage) occurs at the level of division of two arteries. The idea of stenting is not to compromise the flow in the branch artery. There...