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.

SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

An illustration of Philip’s iFR technology, showing the iFR pressure readings and a fusion angio image indicating pressure drops in the vessel during wire pull back. SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

Feature | FFR Technologies | September 05, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The use of invasive, pressure wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the cath lab is now considered the gold...

European Society of Cardiology Incorporates iFR Technology Into Updated Revascularization Guidelines
News | FFR Technologies | August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018 — Philips announced that the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has incorporated instantaneous...

Videos | Cath Lab | August 13, 2018

Jeffrey Schussler, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT, FACP, interventional cardiologist at Baylor Scott White Heart and...

CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...

iFR reference numbers posted for new users in the cath lab at Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
News | FFR Technologies | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — The Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a focused update expert...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 17, 2018

An interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, principal investigator of the SYNTAX III...

CathWorks Receives CPT Code for Non-invasive FFRangio Measurements During PCI
News | FFR Technologies | July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018 — CathWorks announced the approval of a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 0523T for non-...

HeartFlow Announces New Commercial Coverage With UnitedHealthcare
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 03, 2018

July 3, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that UnitedHealthcare now...

FFR software on the GE Centricity CVIS. A trial from the 2018 EuroPCR meeting showed FFR improves long-term outcomes.
News | Cath Lab | May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 — Ongoing controversy exists regarding the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable...

The ORBITA Trial showed FFR and iFR are good predictors of PCI outcomes. This was a 2018 PCR late-breaker.
News | FFR Technologies | May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 — The first placebo-controlled trial that looked at how fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous...

FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR
Technology | FFR Technologies | May 22, 2018

May 22 2018 — Pie Medical Imaging announced that clinical data on its CAAS vFFR (Cardiovascular Angiographic...

Recent Acquisitions Eroding Prices in Billion Dollar European Interventional Cardiology cath lab Market.
Feature | Cath Lab | May 07, 2018 | Simon Trinh and Jeffrey Wong

The European interventional cardiology market is currently valued at nearly $1.4 billion. This is a mature market...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow...

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-...

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