FFR Technologies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for fractional flow reserve (FFR) 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 ration, systems used in the cath lab and noninvasive FFR included computed tomography-FFR. This is also referred to as CT-FFR or FFR-CT.

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...

Four Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Issue Positive Medical Policies on HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Technologies | August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that four Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have each issued a positive...

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays FFR readings as an overlay on live angiographic, angiogram images.

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays hemodynamic pressure drop points in an overlay on live angiographic images, matching up the iFR readings with corresponding lesions. The system is supposed to speed diagnostic decision making and help guide percutaneous revascularization procedures. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | July 31, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The gold standard for assessing the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions to determine if they should be...

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

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