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.

First Prospective Registry Confirms FFR Impacts CAD Treatment Plans
News | FFR Technologies | June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 – A prospective, multicenter, multinational study examines how fractional flow reserve (FFR) can impact...
Medis QAngio XA 3D Receives FDA 510k Clearance
Technology | Angiography | June 04, 2019
June 4, 2019 — Medis Medical Imaging Systems B.V. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for...
HeartFlow Planner Changes Treatment Strategy for Coronary Heart Disease Patients
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 — New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive...
Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight interventional applications platform. The secure,...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the...
At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve). Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of computed tomography (CT) in cardiology, Siemens Healthineers launched a...
One in Four Patients Have Residual Ischemia Following PCI
News | FFR Technologies | March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 — At the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) annual meeting, March 16-18 in New Orleans, Philips...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.19...
HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (fractional flow reserve computed tomography)...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 08, 2019
Can computed tomography (CT) angiography accurately measure fractional flow reserve (FFR)? Even if it can, is CT-...
Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. Abbott FFR.

Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. 

Technology | FFR Technologies | March 06, 2019
March 5, 2019 –  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR)...
CathWorks FFRangio System Receives U.S. FDA Clearance
Technology | FFR Technologies | December 21, 2018
  December 21, 2018 — CathWorks announced that its FFRangio System received U.S. Food  and Drug Administration (FDA)...
The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the CathWorks FFRangio angiography imaging derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-angio) technology matched the performance of wire-based FFR measurements. #TCT2018

The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the CathWorks FFRangio angiography imaging derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-angio) technology matched the performance of wire-based FFR measurements.

News | FFR Technologies | October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018 — The late-breaking FAST-FFR Trial demonstrated that the sensitivity and specificity of the CathWorks...
Two of the top videos in September both had to do with interventional cardiology hemodynamic support support protocols. The top piece of content in September is an interview on the protocols used to determine what device technology to use at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Number 13 on the list is another video on late-breaking data presented TCT 2018 from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) where mortality was improved by 50 percent over the current standard of care. Pictured here are Abiomed

Two of the top videos in September both had to do with interventional cardiology hemodynamic support protocols. The top piece of content in September is an interview on the protocols used to determine what device technology to use at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. No. 13 on the list is another video on late-breaking data presented at TCT 2018 from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) where mortality was improved by 50 percent over the current standard of care. Pictured here are Abiomed Impella percutaneous ventricular assist devices, which are mentioned prominently in both videos. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | October 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
October 1, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Philips Showcases Integrated Solutions for Cardiovascular Care at TCT 2018
News | Cath Lab | September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 — At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting, Sept. 21–25 in San Diego,...