March 22, 2010 – Fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology from Volcano Corp. now integrates with the FFR modules of hemodynamic monitoring systems from GE, Siemens, McKesson, and Mennen.
The use of the company’s FFR functional flow measurement tool has grown 79 percent in the last year, driven primarily by the landmark FAME study data and new guidelines encouraging use of FFR by the American College of Cardiology. The FAME study demonstrated a 34 percent reduction in death and myocardial infarction (MI), and a more than $2,000 reduction in costs for patients guided by FFR instead of angiography alone.
Volcano's Smart Map Pressure Instrument and PrimeWire Pressure Guide Wire are now compatible with the majority of hemodynamic monitoring systems, making the benefits of FFR accessible to more clinicians and patients. Volcano's SmartMap will provide a pressure reading to GE Healthcare's Mac-Lab XT and XTi hemodynamic recording systems version 6.8.1, Siemens' AXIOM Sensis XP VC11, McKesson's Horizon Cardiology Hemo version 12.1, and Mennen's Horizon XVu Hemodynamic Monitoring System. With the pressure measurement derived from Volcano's PrimeWire, hemodynamic monitoring systems have the ability to calculate the FFR gradient and display the FFR measurement on the hemodynamic screen in the cath lab.
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