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.

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...
News | December 24, 2009
December 24, 2009 - The suggested use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements in new guidelines is expected to...
News | November 19, 2009
November 18, 2009 – New, joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart...
News | September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009 – GE Healthcare said the first clinical use of true integrated Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) has...

Volcano's virtual histology IVUS system

News | September 02, 2009
September 2, 2009 – Volcano Corp. said this week it entered into a nonexclusive, global resale agreement with Siemens...
News | April 02, 2009
April 2, 2009 - Volcano Corp. this week at ACC 2009 announced the availability of its integrated fractional flow...
Technology | March 31, 2009
March 31, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. and GE Healthcare said at ACC that they have commercially launched the first...