Prognostic Implications of Post-Intervention Resting Pd/Pa and Fractional Flow Reserve in Patients With Stent Implantation.

Journal Article (Multicenter Study;Journal Article)


This study sought to investigate the prognostic implications of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) nonhyperemic pressure ratios compared with that of post-PCI fractional flow reserve (FFR).


FFR measured after PCI has been shown to possess prognostic implications. However, the prognostic value of post-PCI nonhyperemic pressure ratios has not yet been clarified.


A total of 588 patients who underwent PCI with available both post-PCI FFR and resting distal coronary pressure-to-aortic pressure ratio (Pd/Pa) were analyzed. Post-PCI FFR and Pd/Pa were measured after successful angiographic stent implantation. The primary outcome was target vessel failure (TVF) up to 2 years, defined as a composite of cardiac death, target vessel-related myocardial infarction, and clinically driven target vessel revascularization. Prognosis of patients according to post-PCI Pd/Pa was compared with that of post-PCI FFR.


Despite angiographically successful PCI, 18.5% had post-PCI FFR ≤0.80 and 36.9% showed post-PCI Pd/Pa ≤0.92. In post-PCI Pd/Pa >0.92 group, 93.8% of patients showed post-PCI FFR >0.80. Conversely, 60.4% of patients showed post-PCI FFR >0.80 in post-PCI Pd/Pa ≤0.92 group. Although there was significant difference in TVF according to post-PCI FFR (≤0.80 vs. >0.80: 10.3% vs. 2.5%; p < 0.001) and Pd/Pa (≤0.92 vs. >0.92: 6.2% vs. 2.5%; p = 0.029), the reclassification ability of model for TVF was increased only with post-PCI FFR (net reclassification index 0.627; p = 0.003; integrated discrimination index 0.019; p = 0.015), but not with post-PCI Pd/Pa, compared with model including clinical factors. Compared with patients with post-PCI Pd/Pa >0.92, patients with post-PCI Pd/Pa ≤0.92 and FFR ≤0.80 had significantly higher risk of TVF (10.4% vs. 2.5%; adjusted hazard ratio: 4.204; 95% confidence interval: 1.521 to 11.618; p = 0.006); however, those with post-PCI Pd/Pa ≤0.92 but FFR >0.80 showed similar risk of TVF (3.5% vs. 2.5%; adjusted hazard ratio: 1.327; 95% confidence interval: 0.398 to 4.428; p = 0.645).


Over one-half of the patients with abnormal post-PCI Pd/Pa ≤0.92 showed post-PCI FFR >0.80. Compared with post-PCI FFR, post-PCI Pd/Pa showed limited reclassification ability for the occurrence of TVF. Among patients with abnormal post-PCI Pd/Pa, only patients with positive post-PCI FFR showed significantly higher risk of TVF than did those with post-PCI Pd/Pa >0.92. (Prognostic Perspective of Invasive Hyperemic and Non-Hyperemic Physiologic Indices Measured After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention [PERSPECTIVEPCI]; NCT04265443).

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Cited Authors

  • Shin, D; Lee, SH; Lee, JM; Choi, KH; Hwang, D; Lee, H-J; Jang, H-J; Kim, HK; Kwak, J-J; Ha, SJ; Song, YB; Shin, E-S; Doh, J-H

Published Date

  • August 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 1920 - 1933

PubMed ID

  • 32819481

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1876-7605

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-8798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcin.2020.05.042


  • eng