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 imaging developed by HeartFlow offers coronary flow data noninvasively. Clinical data so far shows close correlation with invasive catheter-based FFR measurements. The technology helps pinpoint ischemic culprit lesions and determine the severity of coronary stenosis.

Feature | July 30, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Trends and new technology for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) were highlighted during the 2012...

News | May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 — Volcano Corp. provided an overview of data from multiple ground-breaking clinical trials presented...

News | May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 -- St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that data from the FAME II trial demonstrated a significant...

News | April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 - Abbott and St. Jude Medical announced ChoiceAlliance, a multi-year joint initiative that provides...

Videos | Intravascular Imaging | April 06, 2012

Several interventional cardiology experts share their views on how fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical...

Technology | March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...

Feature | March 27, 2012

March 24, 2012 — Coronary...

Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial...

News | January 19, 2012

January 19, 2011 –– Interim analysis of the FAME II trial found a highly statistically significant reduction in the...

Blog | December 20, 2011

Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking...

Avinger gained CE mark for a forward-looking optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to aid recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

Feature | November 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking...

News | November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011 — The ADVISE clinical trial concluded that a new measure of stenosis severity — instantaneous wave...

Technology | November 09, 2011

November 9, 2011 — Volcano Corp. announced results from the ADVISE (ADenosine Vasodilator Independent Stenosis...

News | November 01, 2011

November 1, 2011 – Volcano Corp., a developer and manufacturer of intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools...

News | October 26, 2011

 

October 26, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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