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.

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 (...
Blog | November 08, 2013

By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

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Feature | November 01, 2013
November 1, 2013 — A study supports the use of instantaneous...
News | October 01, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late breaking trials and first report...

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Feature | July 03, 2013 | Dmitriy N. Feldman, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional...

Feature | June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 — Preliminary results from the ADVISE (Adenosine Vasodilator Independent Stenosis Evaluation) II trial...

The Ilumien Optis can reconstruct 3-D images on vessels and stent placements using OCT technology.

Feature | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 — St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

Feature | March 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell

In the current era of healthcare reform and increasing requirements to follow appropriate use criteria, any...

Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...

Blog | February 04, 2013

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...

News | January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 — Guided Interventions LLC, a startup company developing new, easier to use fractional flow reserve...

News | December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in its ILUMIEN I clinical study....

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