Pressure and flow measurements in the cardiac vessels enable accurate assessment of coronary perfusion and thus individualized, patient-oriented treatment.
Functional coronary diagnostics is concerned with the dynamic changes in vessel diameter, pressure ratios and blood flow in the large and small coronary vessels. The Andreas Gruentzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories offer patients a wide range of functional examinations:
Two physicians from our team performing and interpreting an FFR measurement. The values of the measurement show that the narrowing in the coronary vessel must be treated with a stent.
The left section of the image shows a tightening of the anterior vessel (spasm, white arrow) after acetylcholine administration. The image section on the right shows how the vessel wall rapidly relaxes again after administration of nitroglycerin (white arrow).