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To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of (1) hyperaemic angiography-derived index of microcirculatory resistance (IMRangio) in defining coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) across patients with acute coronary syndromes (ST-elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI]; non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome [NSTE-ACS]) and stable chronic coronary syndrome [CCS]) and (2) the accuracy of non-hyperaemic IMRangio (NH-IMRangio) to detect CMD in STEMI. 145 patients (STEMI = 66; NSTEMI = 43; CCS = 36) were enrolled. 246 pressure-wire IMR measurements were made in 189 coronary vessels. IMRangio and NH-IMRangio was derived using quantitative flow ratio. In patients with STEMI, cardiac magnetic resonance was performed to quantify microvascular obstruction (MVO). IMRangio was correlated with IMR (overall rho = 0.78, p 

Original publication




Journal article


Int J Cardiovasc Imaging

Publication Date





1801 - 1813


Coronary microvascular dysfunction, IMRangio, Index of microcirculatory resistance, NSTE-ACS, QFR, STEMI, Stable chronic coronary syndrome