FFR Guide Wire Reduces Devices, Saves Costs


May 20, 2010

A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire is designed to reduce the number of devices needed to help speed speed treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease. These blockages usually have more tortuous vessels to navigate and it takes longer to guide several devices over-the-wire to deliver treatment. The PrimeWire Prestige Pressure Guide Wire combines FFR with a guide wire.

The pressure guide wire is compatible with Volcano's integrated, multimodality consoles, stand-alone physiology systems and various hemodynamic monitoring systems.

The PrimeWire Prestige Pressure Guide Wire has a redesigned core intended to improve mechanical performance, such as torque transmission, vessel navigation, and support. A recent internal study showed Prestige outperformed Volcano’s previous generation PrimeWire with respect to torque transmission. The redesigned tip also improves tactile feel and tip shape memory. The new wire will launch simultaneously with the new upgraded v3.2 software for the Volcano s5i system, which provides a better FFR workflow for ease of use.

The device was released in May 2010.

For more information: www.volcanocorp.com