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.

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 technology...
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. The...
Videos | FFR Technologies | November 07, 2012
The results of the FAME II Trial were presented at the 2012 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting....
Corindus CorPath robotic system

The Corindus CorPath robotic system allows interventional cardiologists to navigate coronary vessels without the need to be in the radiation field.

Feature | November 06, 2012 | By Dave Fornell
Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that...
ST. Jude Medical PressureWire FFR Catherter
Feature | October 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 — Fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided treatment was shown to be cost effective for guiding coronary...
News | September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report...
News | September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012 — Data presented at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Munich, Germany, from...
Feature | September 07, 2012
September 7, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the FAME II trial demonstrating that patients with...
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.

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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 30, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Trends and new technology for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) were highlighted during the 2012 Society...
News | May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012 — Volcano Corp. provided an overview of data from multiple ground-breaking clinical trials presented last...
News | May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012 -- St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that data from the FAME II trial demonstrated a significant difference...