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.

iFR reference numbers posted for new users in the cath lab at Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
News | FFR Technologies | July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018 — The Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a focused update expert consensus...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 19, 2018
Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, associate professor, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine,...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 17, 2018
An interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, principal investigator of the SYNTAX III Trial...
CathWorks Receives CPT Code for Non-invasive FFRangio Measurements During PCI
News | FFR Technologies | July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 — CathWorks announced the approval of a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 0523T for non-...
HeartFlow Announces New Commercial Coverage With UnitedHealthcare
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that UnitedHealthcare now covers the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, extending access...
FFR software on the GE Centricity CVIS. A trial from the 2018 EuroPCR meeting showed FFR improves long-term outcomes.
News | Cath Lab | May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 — Ongoing controversy exists regarding the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable...
The ORBITA Trial showed FFR and iFR are good predictors of PCI outcomes. This was a 2018 PCR late-breaker.
News | FFR Technologies | May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 — The first placebo-controlled trial that looked at how fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous...
FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR
Technology | FFR Technologies | May 22, 2018
May 22 2018 — Pie Medical Imaging announced that clinical data on its CAAS vFFR (Cardiovascular Angiographic Analysis...
Recent Acquisitions Eroding Prices in Billion Dollar European Interventional Cardiology cath lab Market.
Feature | Cath Lab | May 07, 2018 | Simon Trinh and Jeffrey Wong
The European interventional cardiology market is currently valued at nearly $1.4 billion. This is a mature market that...
HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow FFRct...
Videos | FFR Technologies | March 15, 2018
An economic analysis of the DEFINE-FLAIR study comparing FFR vs. iFR, found a cost savings of nearly $900. The late-...
HeartFlow Enters into Licensing Agreement with Cedars-Sinai for Coronary Plaque Assessment Technology
News | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  HeartFlow, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a licensing and technology transfer...
iFR More Cost-Effective Than FFR in PCI Guidance
News | FFR Technologies | March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 — Philips announced health economic results from the DEFINE FLAIR clinical trial comparing cost-...
New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering the...
A live Corevalve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

A live CoreValve TAVR case in the main arena at TCT 2017. Structural heart has moved from a science fiction discussion in future technology sessions at TCT a decade ago to now being a major portion of what the conference discusses for today's clinical practice.

Blog | TCT | January 18, 2018
Here is a list of what I think were some of the top interventional technologies discussed at the 2017 Transcatheter...