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 | 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 coherence...
Technology | March 29, 2012
March 29, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for...
Feature | March 27, 2012
March 24, 2012 — Coronary angiography is unable to accurately predict the severity of vessel narrowing, suggesting...
Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial Advisory...
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 for...
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) clearance for...
Blog | July 15, 2011
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
Feature | July 15, 2011 | Dave Fornell
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
Feature | May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found...