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.

FFR-CT, cost and quality of life outcomes, TCT 2015, PLATFORM trial

Image courtesy of HeartFlow Inc.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015 — New results from a multicenter, prospective study show that assessing fractional flow reserve...
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, first in Michigan, FFR-CT, HeartFlow Inc., heart failure

Image courtesy of HeartFlow Inc.

News | FFR Technologies | October 05, 2015
October 5, 2015 — Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak is the first in Michigan and one of just a handful in the United States...
FAME trial, five-year data, ESC 2015, FFR, PCI, angiography

PressureWire image courtesy of St. Jude Medical

News | FFR Technologies | September 09, 2015
September 9, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that five-year results from the FAME trial have confirmed the long-...
FFR-CT, HeartFlow, PLATFORM trial, ESC 2015, ICA, fractional flow reserve, computed tomography

Image courtesy of HeartFlow Inc.

Feature | FFR Technologies | September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 — Results of the PLATFORM trial indicate fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT) can...
iFR, FFR, Philips, Volcano
News | Cath Lab | August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 — Philips Healthcare is showcasing its latest cardiology solutions at the European Society of...
FFR-CT

An example of a FFR-CT study showing a 3-D reconstruction of the coronary tree and a color overlay of virtual FFR readings, including a severe blockage in need of revascularization in the left anterior decending artery. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015 — Loyola University Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer a new,...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015
Interview with James Min, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Director of Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular...
Comparison Charts
Opsens Medical, FFR, OptoWire, OptoMonitor, FDA, fractional flow reserve

OptoWire image courtesy of Opsens Medical

Technology | July 10, 2015
July 10, 2015 - Opsens Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...
FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Opsens' new FFR system is the most recent to enter the market, having gained FDA clearance in June.

Feature | FFR Technologies | July 01, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and...
St. Jude Medical, FFR, cFFR, CONTRAST, DEFER, study, EuroPCR 2015
News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced new results from two clinical studies further supporting the use of its...
CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD
Feature | May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 — Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may...
iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

iFR Modality screenshot courtesy of Volcano Corp.

News | April 06, 2015
April 6, 2015 — Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout...
A comparison of iFR and FFR cut offs for whether a stent is needed in a coronary lesion.
Feature | FFR Technologies | March 05, 2015 | Juan A. Pastor-Cervantes, M.D.
As an early adopter of fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the diagnosis of ischemia, my initial decision to transition...