Relation between Coronary Flow Reserve and Severity of Coronary Obstruction, Both Assessed from Coronary Cineangiogram

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
  • Felix Zijlstra
  • Jan Van Ommeren
  • Patrick W. Serruys
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 77)


Coronary angiography is the only technique that allows the high resolution visualization of the coronary anatomy in man. In our and other laboratories quantitative techniques have been developed for the objective and reproducible assessment of the dimensions of coronary arterial segments from 35 mm cineframes [1–3]. In addition to assessing the accurate anatomic description of the severity of coronary obstructions, it is of great interest to obtain information about the functional significance of such obstruction, i.e. the question is posed: to what extent does the obstruction limit the flow through that artery?


Coronary Flow Reserve Normal Coronary Artery Severe Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Obstruction Single Vessel Coronary Artery Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
    • 1
  • Felix Zijlstra
    • 1
  • Jan Van Ommeren
    • 1
  • Patrick W. Serruys
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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