Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically.
A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC 2018. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at ACC earlier this year.
Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development, presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward.