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Cost effectiveness of fractional flow reserve in myocardial infarction

Year:
2014
Duration:
18 months
Approved budget:
$350,000.00
Researchers:
Professor Harvey White
Health issue:
Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular
Proposal type:
Joint Research Partnership Project
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.