Use of the TIMI frame count in the assessment of coronary artery blood flow and microvascular function over the past 15 years.

Cardiovascular Divisions, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis (Impact Factor: 2.04). 05/2008; 27(3):316-28. DOI: 10.1007/s11239-008-0220-3
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ABSTRACT Since its introduction, the TIMI frame count method has contributed to the understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease. In this article, the evolution of the TFC method and its applicability in the assessment of various therapeutic modalities are described.

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