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.

News | May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow...

The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group
During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and...
News | September 22, 2010
September 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...
News | September 21, 2010
September 21, 2010 - Patent infringement claims by St. Jude Medical Systems against the Volcano Corporation are without...
News | September 01, 2010
September 1, 2010 – The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) upgraded fractional flow reserve (FFR) to a class I,...
News | July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 – This week St. Jude Medical filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volcano Corp. over its...

The Pressurewire Certus FFR wire.

News | May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010 – A clinical trial will examine benefits of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided stenting with optimal...

Volcano's forward-looking IVUS system.

News | May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010 – New intravascular imaging innovations, such as registered angiography and intravascular ultrasound (...
Technology | May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and...
News | March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 – Recognizing that a single database cardiovascular information system(CVIS) can streamline workflow...
Technology | March 22, 2010
March 22, 2010 – Fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology from Volcano Corp. now integrates with the FFR modules of...

The wireless PressureWire Aeris FFR measurement system.

Technology | March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010 – A new agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions expands access to the wireless PressureWire Aeris...
News | February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 – Hospitals using the McKesson Horizon Cardiology Hemo solution will now be able to use St. Jude...

St. Jude Medicals PressureWire Aeris provides wireless integration of FFR data directly into the GE Healthcare Mac-Lab hemodynamic recording system.

Feature | February 10, 2010 | Habib Samady, M.D.
Editor’s note: Dr. Samady is an associate professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Emory University School of...

The PressureWire Aeris measures fractional flowreserve (FFR). It is one of the first wireless devices introduced to help reduce cath lab wire obstructions.

Feature | February 10, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is starting to change cardiologists’ minds about how to treat patients since the...