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Induction of ischemia solely by a myocardial bridge has been demonstrated and different underlying mechanisms such as thrombus formation, vasospasm, endothelial dysfunction or impaired coronary flow reserve
have been proposed to explain this (8).
Serruys confirmed one-month findings of the DEBATE study in which patients with low coronary flow reserve immediately following angioplasty were approximately twice as likely as patients with high coronary flow reserve to have a recurrence of cardiac symptoms at a follow-up examination one month after angioplasty.
In the DEBATE study, 23% of patients with high coronary flow reserve had major adverse clinical events within six months of angioplasty, while 33% of patients with low coronary flow reserve had major adverse clinical events within six months of angioplasty.
Serruys stated, "The preliminary results of the DEBATE study suggest that patients with low coronary flow reserve following angioplasty would achieve better outcomes with stenting.
Afterwards, residual stenosis is determined by quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and coronary flow reserve
as measured with the Cardiometrics FloWire(R), a Doppler angioplasty guide wire now manufactured by EndoSonics.