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September 21, 2010 - Patent infringement claims by St. Jude Medical Systems against the Volcano Corporation are without merit, the company said Tuesday.

September 1, 2010 – The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) upgraded fractional flow reserve (FFR) to a class I, level of evidence A, the highest class and level possible. The guidelines for FFR-...

July 28, 2010 – This week St. Jude Medical filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volcano Corp. over its fractional flow reserve (FFR) wires. The suit was filed in federal district court in...

May 25, 2010 – A clinical trial will examine benefits of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided stenting with optimal medical treatment compared to medical treatment alone. The FAME II clinical...

May 24, 2010 – New intravascular imaging innovations, such as registered angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), forward-looking IVUS and a combined IVUS/balloon catheter will be...

May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and European CE mark to speed treatment of multivessel disease. These blockages...

March 25, 2010 – Recognizing that a single database cardiovascular information system(CVIS) can streamline workflow and improve staff efficiency in the cardiology department, several hospitals are...

March 22, 2010 – Fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology from Volcano Corp. now integrates with the FFR modules of hemodynamic monitoring systems from GE, Siemens, McKesson, and Mennen.

March 17, 2010 – A new agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions expands access to the wireless PressureWire Aeris fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement technology. St. Jude Medical also...

February 23, 2010 – Hospitals using the McKesson Horizon Cardiology Hemo solution will now be able to use St. Jude Medical’s wireless PressureWire Aeris fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements...

December 24, 2009 - The suggested use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements in new guidelines is expected to greatly expand the technology’s usage, and one manufacturer said sales have...

November 18, 2009 – New, joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI...

September 29, 2009 – GE Healthcare said the first clinical use of true integrated Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) has been implemented at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N....

September 2, 2009 – Volcano Corp. said this week it entered into a nonexclusive, global resale agreement with Siemens Healthcare where Siemens will resell Volcano’s s5i IVUS/FFR systems and...

April 2, 2009 - Volcano Corp. this week at ACC 2009 announced the availability of its integrated fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology on all major cardiovascular X-ray systems.

March 31, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. and GE Healthcare said at ACC that they have commercially launched the first fully integrated wireless solution for the measurement of Fractional Flow...

January 16, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today said results from the landmark FAME (Fractional flow reserve (FFR) vs. Angiography in Multivessel Evaluation) study, which demonstrate a...

December 23, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. said this week it completed the acquisition of Radi Medical Systems AB for $250 million in cash.

October 20, 2008 – Radi Medical Systems displayed its new wireless PressureWire Aeris to measure fractional flow reserve (FFR) last week during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

October 16, 2008 - At TCT 2008, Volcano Corp. launched its new PrimeWire Pressure Guide Wire, and the s5-FFR Option for its existing installed base of s5 and s5i imaging consoles in the U.S.