Diagnosis and treatment of epicarical disease

Within Interventional cardiology we are well equipped to diagnose and treat epicardial coronary disease, using tools such as Angio/FFR/IVUS/OCT/Stents/Balloons

Microcirculation

We are less effective in understanding and treating disease related to the other 95% of the coronary vasculature – the microcirculation

30-50%

of patients presenting with Angina have no obstructive coronary artery disease at angiography[1]

Up to 30%

of patients continue to have angina despite successful stent implantation[2]

The clinical need

Ability to separate epicardial disease…

…from microvascular dysfunction at the point-of-care, Angio

Goal: Provide a complete diagnosis with a tailored patient treatment strategy

See the technical solution

1. Panza JA. Myocardial ischemia and the pains of the heart. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:1934–1935. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp020047.
2. Arnold SV, Jang JS, Tang F, Graham G, Cohen DJ, Spertus JA. Prediction of residual angina after percutaneous coronary intervention. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2015;1:23–30.