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.

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...
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 Therapeutics (TCT)...
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Feature | November 01, 2013
November 1, 2013 — A study supports the use of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to simplify assessment and determine...
News | October 01, 2013
Oct. 1, 2013 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late breaking trials and first report...