FFR-SEARCH is the First All-Comer Post-PCI FFR Registry to Evaluate Full Range of Patients Entering the Cath Lab using a Microcatheter-Based FFR Device
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. (June 20, 2019) – Dr. Roberto Diletti from The Erasmus Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, presented the results of the two-year follow-up analysis of the FFR-SEARCH observational registry during the EuroPCR conference in Paris. The analysis evaluated the outcomes of patients and prognostic value of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (post-PCI) FFR assessment, indicating patients with a lower FFR post-PCI are more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). This registry was developed in collaboration with ACIST Medical Systems, a pioneering interventional and diagnostic technology company with a portfolio of advanced products for the cardiac cath lab, to understand the correlation between post-PCI FFR values and clinical outcomes in a real-world patient population. Post-PCI FFR has previously been demonstrated as a strong significant predictor of MACE. Suboptimal physiological results can often occur when relying on angiographic imaging alone, however, further testing using an FFR pullback or intravascular imaging can identify opportunities to optimize and
ultimately improve the patient outcome.