FFR Technologies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for fractional flow reserve (FFR) wires, catheters and systems used to measure blood flow across a coronary lesion to determine if a stent is needed or if the plaque stenosis can be treated medically. The section includes iFR, instantaneous wave-free ratio, systems used in the cath lab and noninvasive FFR technologies including computed tomography-FFR. This is also referred to as CT-FFR or FFR-CT.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the...
At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve). Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of ...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (...

Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. Abbott FFR.

Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. 

Technology | FFR Technologies | March 06, 2019

March 5, 2019 –  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR)...

CathWorks FFRangio System Receives U.S. FDA Clearance
Technology | FFR Technologies | December 21, 2018

 

December 21, 2018 — CathWorks announced that its FFRangio System received U.S. Food  and Drug...

The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the CathWorks FFRangio angiography imaging derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-angio) technology matched the performance of wire-based FFR measurements. #TCT2018

The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the CathWorks FFRangio angiography imaging derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-angio) technology matched the performance of wire-based FFR measurements.

News | FFR Technologies | October 04, 2018

October 4, 2018 — The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the...

Two of the top videos in September both had to do with interventional cardiology hemodynamic support support protocols. The top piece of content in September is an interview on the protocols used to determine what device technology to use at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Number 13 on the list is another video on late-breaking data presented TCT 2018 from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) where mortality was improved by 50 percent over the current standard of care. Pictured here are Abiomed

Two of the top videos in September both had to do with interventional cardiology hemodynamic support protocols. The top piece of content in September is an interview on the protocols used to determine what device technology to use at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. No. 13 on the list is another video on late-breaking data presented at TCT 2018 from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) where mortality was improved by 50 percent over the current standard of care. Pictured here are Abiomed Impella percutaneous ventricular assist devices, which are mentioned prominently in both videos. 

Feature | October 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

October 1, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...

Philips Showcases Integrated Solutions for Cardiovascular Care at TCT 2018
News | Cath Lab | September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 — At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting, Sept. 21–25 in San Diego...

SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

An illustration of Philip’s iFR technology, showing the iFR pressure readings and a fusion angio image indicating pressure drops in the vessel during wire pull back. SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

Feature | FFR Technologies | September 05, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The use of invasive, pressure wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the cath lab is now considered the gold...

European Society of Cardiology Incorporates iFR Technology Into Updated Revascularization Guidelines
News | FFR Technologies | August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018 — Philips announced that the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has incorporated instantaneous...

CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...

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