Technology | May 20, 2010

FFR Guide Wire Reduces Number of Devices, Saves Costs

May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and European CE mark to speed treatment of multivessel disease. These blockages usually have more tortuous tissue to navigate through and it takes longer to guide several devices over-the-wire to deliver treatment. The PrimeWire Prestige Pressure Guide Wire is designed to reduce the number of catheters needed, combining FFR with a guide wire. The pressure guide wire is compatible with Volcano's integrated, multimodality consoles, stand-alone physiology systems and various hemodynamic monitoring systems. Commercial launch of the PrimeWire Prestige is expected in June 2010. The PrimeWire Prestige Pressure Guide Wire has a redesigned core intended to improve mechanical performance, such as torque transmission, vessel navigation, and support. A recent internal study showed Prestige outperformed Volcano’s previous generation PrimeWire with respect to torque transmission. The redesigned tip also improves tactile feel and tip shape memory. The new wire will launch simultaneously with the new upgraded v3.2 software for the Volcano s5i system, which provides a better FFR workflow for ease of use. "The PrimeWire Prestige represents a significant improvement in performance to the previous generation FFR wire," said Hoang Thai, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratory and interventional cardiology, Southern Arizona Veterans' Affairs Health Care System Medical Center. He is also associate director, interventional cardiology fellowship program at Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona. "I have been committed to using FFR in these complex patients for some time, and it is great to see a product evolving along with my practice to make my decision-making in the cath lab easier and more predictable." For more information: www.volcanocorp.com

Related Content

BioCardia Initiates Commercial Release of Avance Steerable Introducer
News | Catheters | October 23, 2019
BioCardia announced the U.S. commercial availability of its Avance Bi-Directional Steerable Introducer Sheath for...
Cook Medical Launches 2.6 Fr CXI Support Catheter
Technology | Catheters | August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019 — Cook Medical recently released the second generation of the 2.6 Fr CXI...
Biocardia Receives FDA Clearance for Avance Steerable Introducer Family
Technology | Catheters | May 16, 2019
BioCardia Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Avance steerable introducer...
Navitian Coronary Microcatheter Receives CE Mark Approval
News | Catheters | February 21, 2019
Navitian, the new coronary microcatheter from iVascular, recently received CE mark approval. The device was approved to...
First U.S. Patients Treated With OrbusNeich Teleport Microcatheter
News | Catheters | January 31, 2019
Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that the first patients in the United States were treated using the OrbusNeich...
Merit Medical Acquires Assets of Vascular Insights LLC
News | Catheters | December 18, 2018
Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Vascular Insights LLC,...
Reflow Medical's Wingman Crossing Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Coronary Indication
News | Catheters | October 02, 2017
October 2, 2017 — Reflow Medical Inc. announced that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.
Roxwood Medical Announces Agreement With Abbott for U.S. Product Distribution
News | Catheters | August 09, 2017
Roxwood Medical Inc. recently announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Abbott for distribution of...
Teleflex, FDA 510k clearance, TrapLiner Catheter, U.S. launch
Technology | Catheters | March 02, 2017
Teleflex Inc. has announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. commercial launch...
Merit Medical Systems, SwiftNINJA Steerable Microcatheter, FDA 510(k) clearance
Technology | Catheters | November 09, 2016
November 9, 2016 — Merit Medical Systems Inc.