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FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and using information technology (IT) to justify costs that are incurred to make...

St. Jude Medical, FFR, cFFR, CONTRAST, DEFER, study, EuroPCR 2015

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced new results from two clinical studies further supporting the use of its fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology to optimize percutaneous coronary intervention...

CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout pullback software. iFR Scout is a functional extension of its existing instant wave-Free Ratio...

ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters

A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices to treat life-threatening aneurysms, suggests a preliminary study being presented at the 27th...

FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens’ products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.

Volcano Corp. announced that more than 1,000 systems have been activated with its instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) Modality software, featuring a simplified workflow and reduced need for...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

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iFR

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...

A new study found that fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided provisional side branch (SB) stenting of true coronary bifurcation lesions yields similar outcomes to the current standard of care. The...

PressureWire St. Jude Medical Two-year FAME 2 Data FFR-guided PCI

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced primary outcome two-year data from the FAME 2 Trial, which demonstrated sustained superiority with FFR-guided PCI using St. Jude Medical PressureWire technology in...

September 12, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced it will be launching its interventional precision guidance tools at the 27th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific...

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology changed the course of...

Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. 

Medtronic, Acist Agreement FFR-IVUS Technologies

Acist Medical Systems entered into a strategic agreement with Medtronic to co-promote the world’s first Rapid Exchange FFR (RXi) and high definition IVUS (HDi) technologies in the United States....

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

FDA Clearnace Volcano Corp. iFR Modality FFR Catheter Cath Lab

Volcano Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its proprietary Instant Wave-Free Ratio (iFR) modality.

Acist RXi Rapid Exchange FFR System April 2014 ACC.14

Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C., the global introduction of the new Acist|RXi Rapid Exchange...