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.

Heartflow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

HeartFlow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — GE Healthcare and HeartFlow Inc. announced at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of...
Head-to-Head Study Validates Consistent Performance of Microcatheter FFR
News | FFR Technologies | May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 — Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced results from the ACIST-FFR Study demonstrating the consistent and...
FFR-Search Registry Reveals Impact of Post-PCI Fraction Flow Reserve Measurement on Outcomes
News | FFR Technologies | May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017 — Early results from the independent, physician-sponsored FFR-Search Registry revealed an association...
Videos | Cath Lab | March 28, 2017
MDBuyline analyst Tom Watson shares some of the most important trends in cardiac technology he saw at the 2017 American...
Philips Azurion angiography system, FFR for STEMI
Feature | Cath Lab | March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017 — Patients experiencing a major heart attack often have more than one clogged artery, but under current...
Philips, cardiology solutions, ACC.17, Azurion angiography system, iFR outcomes results, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 — At the 2017 American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session & Expo (ACC.17), Philips...
Videos | FFR Technologies | March 23, 2017
Justin Davies, MBBS, of Imperial College London, and Matthias Götberg, M.D, Ph.D., of Skane University Hospital, detail...
iFR, iFR vs. FFR, ACC late breaking trial, iFR-SWEDEHEART, DEFINE-FLAIR, Justin E. Davies,

Matthias Götberg, principal investigator for the iFR-SWEDEHEART study, and Justin E. Davies, lead investigator for the DEFINE-FLAIR trial, share key points of their study with DAIC editor Dave Fornell at ACC.17. The trials showed iFR is equal in outcomes to FFR in assessing coronary lesions. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017 — For patients experiencing angina (chest pain) or a heart attack, instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR)...
HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, NICE guidance, U.K., United Kingdom, guidelines, stable chest pain
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recently issued...
ACIST-FFR Study, enrollment complete, Navvus catheter, fractional flow reserve
News | FFR Technologies | January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017 — Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced that enrollment is complete for its Fractional Flow Reserve (...
Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies...
Philips, TCT 2016, image guidance technologies, iFR, HeartNavigator
News | Cath Lab | October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016 — Philips recently announced its latest image guidance solutions to be featured at the 2016...
St. Jude Medical, PressureWire X Guidewire, FDA, launch, FFR catheter
Technology | FFR Technologies | October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. clearance and launch of the company’s new PressureWire X...
Corindus Corpath, Acist Medical RXi and CVi, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minnesota, cath lab
News | Cath Lab | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. and Acist Medical Systems Inc. are providing Fairview Southdale...
HeartFlow, FFR-CT Analysis, next-generation platform, second FDA clearance
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that it is launching its next generation of the HeartFlow FFR-CT Analysis. The...