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.

absorb, bioresorbable stents

Content that included bioresorbable stents were among some of the most popular stories in 2014. An image of Abbott's Absorb bioresorbable scaffold.

Feature | December 30, 2014 | Dave Fornell
DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2014, based on website analytics. The list is...
iFR

The iFR modality provides a hyperemia-free measurement in as few as five heartbeats.

Feature | September 30, 2014 | Jasvindar Singh, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 24, 2014

John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company's computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow...

PressureWire St. Jude Medical Two-year FAME 2 Data FFR-guided PCI
News | September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced primary outcome two-year data from the FAME 2...

A screenshot of Volcano's iFR modality.

News | September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced it will be launching its interventional precision guidance tools at the...

News | September 04, 2014

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s...

News | August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated...

Medtronic, Acist Agreement FFR-IVUS Technologies
Feature | August 06, 2014

August 6, 2014  — Acist Medical Systems announced it entered into a strategic agreement with Medtronic to co-promote...

Technology | July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This...

Feature | June 05, 2014

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide...

FDA Clearnace Volcano Corp. iFR Modality FFR Catheter Cath Lab
Technology | April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its proprietary...

Acist RXi Rapid Exchange FFR System April 2014 ACC.14
Technology | April 02, 2014

April 2, 2014 — Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific...

FFR, Volcano

FFR measurements can help heart teams better assess lesions from a standpoint of empirical data. Pictured is Volcano's Verrata FFR guide wire. Volcano and St. Jude Medical are the two key players in the U.S. FFR device market.

Feature | December 27, 2013 | Ashesh Buch, M.D., East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University
Within the United States, the East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI) has been an early adopter in the use of the heart...
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Feature | November 18, 2013
November 18, 2013 — In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (...
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