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Haemodynamic significance of ostial side branch nipping following percutaneous intervention at bifurcations: a pressure wire pilot study
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    Use of pressure wires to assess nipping of side branches after main vessel stenting
    • Clare Appleby, SpR cardiology
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      • Dr A Wiper, Dr David H Roberts

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest Bellenger et als description of the determination of fractional flow reserve (FFR) to guide treatment of side branch arteries following provisional stenting across a bifurcation. The use of pressure wires to guide treatment of main vessel narrowings (1) and ambigious stenoses in multi-vessel disease (2) and ACS (3) is established.

    Based on their preliminary findings, tha...

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