The ADVISE II findings replicated prior iFR® retrospective publications which demonstrated that use of a Hybrid iFR®/FFR workflow delivered an overall classification agreement with an FFR in more than 90% of patients participating in the trial, while saving more than 50% of such patients from hyperemic drug administration. In fact, the preliminary analysis showed 91.5% agreement with FFR and 71.5% hyperemic drug savings on a per lesion basis. Patients in ADVISE II were recruited from more than 40 centers in the United States and Europe, and all analysis was performed with operators blinded from the iFR® values which were calculated offline at an independent core lab in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Also presented this week were results from the first 392 real-time cases performed live in the cath lab from more than 20 centers in Europe, Japan and South Africa that are now equipped with the iFR® software. These results confirmed the prior results and those of the preliminary ADVISE II findings being presented at EuroPCR.
"After using iFR in real world clinical practice, its simplicity is clearly its strength. In a busy cath lab, saving time is important and the results in my early experience have been consistent and clinically useful," commented Andrew Sharp , MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, United Kingdom. "Once real-world operators have the opportunity to use both of these complementary technologies, I think they will be impressed."
Also announced at EuroPCR 2013 was the investigator-led SYNTAX2 study, which will be co-sponsored by Volcano and Boston Scientific Corporation. SYNTAX2 is designe
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