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, 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...
ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters
News | February 05, 2015
February 5, 2015 — A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices...
FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

Image courtesy of Opsens

News | January 14, 2015
January 14, 2015 — Opsens Inc. announced the first use of its Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) products in Europe by the...
News | January 07, 2015
January 7, 2015 — Volcano Corp. announced that more than 1,000 systems have been activated with its instant wave-Free...
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
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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...
News | September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014 — A new study found that fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided provisional side branch (SB) stenting...
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 clinical trial,...

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...