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 | FFR Technologies

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.
Feature | FFR Technologies | Dave Fornell, Editor

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.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here is an overview of a few of the biggest technology advances in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT). These are ...

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News | FFR Technologies

May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict fractional ...

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News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids

February 12. 2020 — Philips announced a new randomized controlled trial to assess patient outcomes after receiving a ...

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News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional ...

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Technology | CT Angiography (CTA)

September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ...

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In June 2019, Medis received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its QAngio XA 3D technology (QFR). The FFR-angio technology can show the FFR readings in a 3-D image and overlaid on a fluoro image.
Feature | FFR Technologies | Dave Fornell and Greg Freiherr

New technologies have been developed that may replace the traditional pressure wires and adenosine to assess the fractio ...

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An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | Greg Freiherr

One of the big trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has been the introduction of noninvasive fractional ...

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News | Cath Lab

June 19, 2019 — Results from a comprehensive analysis demonstrate the effectiveness of measuring a non-hyperemic ...

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News | FFR Technologies

June 17, 2019 – A prospective, multicenter, multinational study examines how fractional flow reserve (FFR) can impact ...

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Technology | Angiography

June 4, 2019 — Medis Medical Imaging Systems B.V. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ...

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News | CT Angiography (CTA)

May 28, 2019 — New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive ...

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