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 | March 15, 2018

An economic analysis of the DEFINE-FLAIR study comparing FFR vs. iFR, found a cost savings of nearly $900. The late-...

iFR More Cost-Effective Than FFR in PCI Guidance
News | FFR Technologies | March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 — Philips announced health economic results from the DEFINE FLAIR clinical trial comparing cost-...

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering...

A live Corevalve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

A live CoreValve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

Blog | TCT | January 18, 2018

Here is a list of what I think were some of the top interventional technologies discussed at the 2017 Transcatheter...

BlueCross BlueShield Companies in Eight States Issue Positive Medical Policies for HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Technologies | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and...

Videos | TCT | November 15, 2017

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the innovations displayed on the expo floor at the 2017 Transcatheter...

Videos | FFR Technologies | November 15, 2017

A discussion with William Fearon, M.D. director of interventional cardiology, Stanford University Medical Center,...

GE Healthcare and Medis Collaborate to Expand Availability of Quantitative Flow Ratio Software
News | FFR Technologies | November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 — GE Healthcare and Dutch-based cardiovascular imaging software provider Medis announced at the...

FAVOR II Studies Examine Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Flow Ratio, FFR-Angio.
News | FFR Technologies | November 08, 2017

November 8, 2017 — Investigators in the FAVOR II China and FAVOR II Europe-Japan...

FAME2 cost effectiveness of FFR guided PCI vs. medical therapy alone. TCT 2017

FAME2 cost effectiveness of FFR guided PCI vs. medical therapy alone.

News | FFR Technologies | November 06, 2017

November 6, 2017 — Three-year data from the FAME 2 study show patients with coronary artery disease who underwent a...

HeartFlow's FFR-CT (FFRct) analysis software can create a virtual FFR to assess coronary artery disease.

HeartFlow's FFR-CT analysis software uses a computed tomography scan and supercomputing fluid dynamics software to create a noninvasive, virtual FFR map of the entire coronary artery tree to determine the flow-limiting severity of ant lesions. 

News | Cardiac Imaging | November 06, 2017

November 6, 2017 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a New Technology Ambulatory...

Acist Medical Systems Announces Approval and Launch of Next-Generation FFR System
Technology | FFR Technologies | November 03, 2017

November 3, 2017 — Acist Medical Systems Inc., a Bracco Group Company, announced the global launch of its Acist RXi...

Corindus Evaluates Incorporating HeartFlow Technology With CorPath GRX System
Technology | Cath Lab | October 26, 2017

October 26, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that it will incorporate the HeartFlow FFRct (...

Philips is partnering with HeartFlow to co-develop new FFR-CT and FFR-angiography imaging technologies.
News | FFR Technologies | August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 — Philips Healthcare and HeartFlow Inc. announced they entered into a collaboration agreement to...

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