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.

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
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...
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...
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 system...
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 Instant...