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.

Blog | July 15, 2011
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
Feature | July 15, 2011 | Dave Fornell
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
Feature | May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found...

An example of OCT showing a stent with neointimal growth over the stent struts. The struts appear as bright spots.

Feature | May 18, 2011 | Karene Dumoulin, Principal Analyst, Millennium Research Group
Imaging technology and diagnostic tools for interventional cardiologists have changed dramatically over the past few...
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...