Health Innovation Partnership

Professor Harvey White
Auckland District Health Board
Funder(s): HRC, National Health Committee
Cost effectiveness of fractional flow reserve in myocardial infarction
$350,000
18 months

Lay summary

In patients admitted to hospital with a heart attack, stenting is often performed to open the artery which caused the problem. Many patients also have narrowing in other arteries. In this case it may not be clear whether stenting is beneficial. This study will evaluate whether measuring restricted flow down the artery will help this decision and improve patient outcomes such as reducing need for repeat stenting, chance of another heart attack or chance of death.

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