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CT Coronary Artery Fractional Flow Reserve Analysis Arrives at Duke

Duke Radiology and Cardiology are pleased to announce the availability of CT-FFR (Computed Tomography-Fractional Flow Reserve) analysis of coronary blood flow in conjunction with anatomic coronary artery CTA exams.

CT-FFR analysis of coronary artery flow dynamics with corresponding CT source data demonstrating s functionally significant distal LAD stenosis.

CT-FFR analysis of coronary artery flow dynamics with corresponding CT source data demonstrating a functionally significant LAD stenosis.

Duke is among the first in the nation to offer this new, non-invasive procedure to assess the impact of vessel narrowing on blood flow using computational fluid dynamics in the assessment of cardiovascular disease.

Approved for use by the FDA in 2014, CT-FFR analysis performed by HeartFlow, Inc. has the potential to provide more accurate and reliable characterization of coronary artery blockages, which may allow some patients to avoid more invasive procedures. Duke coronary artery CTA exams will now be able to provide assessment of coronary artery anatomy, degree of atherosclerosis, extent of luminal stenosis, and analysis of coronary artery flow dynamics with a single imaging study.

CT-FFR will be available to all patients undergoing coronary artery CTA exams at Duke University Hospital.  To schedule a coronary artery CTA, please contact the Duke Heart Center (919-681-6238).

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