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.

Videos | FFR Technologies | November 07, 2012

The results of the FAME II Trial were presented at the 2012 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting...

Corindus CorPath robotic system

The Corindus CorPath robotic system allows interventional cardiologists to navigate coronary vessels without the need to be in the radiation field.

Feature | November 06, 2012 | By Dave Fornell

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that...

ST. Jude Medical PressureWire FFR Catherter
Feature | October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 — Fractional flow reserve...

News | September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first...

News | September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 — Data presented at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Munich, Germany,...

Feature | September 07, 2012

September 7, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the FAME II trial demonstrating that patients with...

FFR-CT imaging developed by HeartFlow offers coronary flow data noninvasively. Clinical data so far shows close correlation with invasive catheter-based FFR measurements. The technology helps pinpoint ischemic culprit lesions and determine the severity of coronary stenosis.

Feature | July 30, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Trends and new technology for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) were highlighted during the 2012...

News | May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 — Volcano Corp. provided an overview of data from multiple ground-breaking clinical trials presented...

News | May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 -- St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that data from the FAME II trial demonstrated a significant...

News | April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 - Abbott and St. Jude Medical announced ChoiceAlliance, a multi-year joint initiative that provides...

Videos | Intravascular Imaging | April 06, 2012

Several interventional cardiology experts share their views on how fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical...

Technology | March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...

Feature | March 27, 2012

March 24, 2012 — Coronary...

Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial...

News | January 19, 2012

January 19, 2011 –– Interim analysis of the FAME II trial found a highly statistically significant reduction in the...

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