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March 29, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for multiple enhancements to its PressureWire Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)...

Coronary angiography is unable to accurately predict the severity of vessel narrowing, suggesting fractional flow reserve (FFR) functional tests should be added to help determine if a patient...

January 19, 2011 –– Interim analysis of the FAME II trial found a highly statistically significant reduction in the need for hospital readmission and urgent revascularization when fractional flow...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

November 15, 2011 — The ADVISE clinical trial concluded that a new measure of stenosis severity — instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) — yielded similar results to traditional fractional flow...

November 9, 2011 — Volcano Corp. announced results from the ADVISE (ADenosine Vasodilator Independent Stenosis E...

November 1, 2011 – Volcano Corp., a developer and manufacturer of intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools, said revenues for the third quarter of 2011 increased 18 percent versus the...

October 26, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Ilumien system, the first integrated diagnostic technology that combines...

May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found that the technology can improve patient outcomes while saving significant...
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) into one platform will be...

September 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The C7-XR optical coherence...

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...