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.

Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no differences is therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI.
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May 17, 2021 — In patients who received a coronary stent for an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attack ...

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May 12, 2021 — HeartFlow, Inc., a leader in revolutionizing precision heartcare, today announced that the National ...

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This is an example of the Medis Medical Imaging Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) system that offers a fractional flow ...

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December 16, 2020 – Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced a formal distribution partnership with Medis Medical Imaging to ...

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Angiography with a co-registered view of pressure drops according iFR readings in a coronary vessel. The DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and less recurrent chest pain at one year using iFR physiologic measurements combined with landmarks shown on angiographic imaging to better guide therapy. Image by Philips Healthcare. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect
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Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard measure whether a coronary lesions needs a percutaneous ...

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October 23, 2020 – Results from the randomized controlled TARGET FFR trial show that while a physiology-guided ...

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October 22, 2020 – In the FORECAST randomized clinical trial, the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from ...

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October 18, 2020 – Data from the COMBINE (OCT-FFR) study found that the use of FFR combined with OCT imaging can help ...

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October 15, 2020 — The one-year results of the late-breaking DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and ...

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Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI), explains the concpet of the Door-to-Unloading (DTU) Trial he is heading, one of several innovations at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Kapur is also director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; director, interventional research laboratories; director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), Tufts Medical Center. Photo by Dave Fornell
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The cardiology program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is internationally recognized for being on the forefront of ...

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August 18, 2020 — Philips Healthcare introduced its new OmniWire, the world’s first solid core fractional flow reserve ...

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July 9, 2020 – Acist Medical Systems Inc., a Bracco Group Company, announced the global launch of its Acist Navvus II ...

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The Medis QFR technology allows non-invasive functional FFR assessment of coronary flow based on standard X-ray angiographic images in the cath lab without the use of a pressure wire.
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Fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wires have been used now in interventional cardiology procedures for more than a ...

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Two examples of CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) imaging assessment software. Canon is on the left and GE Healthcare is on the right. Both of these technologies have been around for a few years, but there have been an increasing amount of clinical data from studies showing the accuracy of the technology compared to nuclear imaging, the current stand of care for myocardial perfusion imaging, and cardiac MRI.
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Here is an overview of a few of the biggest technology advances in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT). These are ...

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