RIPCORD 2: FFR During Angiography Did Not Improve Patient Outcomes

Published: 16 Sep 2021

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In this video, Prof Nicholas Curzen (University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK) discusses the findings of the RIPCORD 2 Study, a randomized multicenter trial that aimed to assess whether routine Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) guided assessment improved patient outcomes as compared to angiography alone. Presented at ESC 2021, the results suggest that routine FFR during angiogram does not add value to the procedure.

1. What is the importance of the RIPCORD 2 study?
2. Study design and patient population
2. What were the key findings?
3. When would you recommend systematic FFR assessment?
3. What are the next steps?

Recorded remotely from Southampton, 2021.
Interviewer: Mirjam Boros