Volcano's PrimeWire measures intracoronary pressure to derive an FFR index. FFR expresses maximum achievable blood flow in a coronary artery with the presence of an abnormal stenosis as a fraction of maximum blood flow achievable in the absence of a stenosis. FFR is 100% specific in identifying lesions actually restricting blood flow enough to cause ischemia.
Hospitals with Volcano's s5 and s5i imaging consoles in the U.S. and Europe can now acquire the FFR functionality to support the PrimeWire and add this important tool to their existing IVUS system and workflow.
Joe Burnett, Associate Vice President, marketing commented, "Earlier-
generation consoles included only one of the three technologies now
available on the s5. If a hospital wanted to equip a new lab with all three
technologies, they would have to acquire three separate consoles, each with
a different measurement modality, training requirements and data storage
protocols. The Volcano s5 can now accommodate the three primary
intravascular diagnostic tools in regular use by cardiologists today (high
frequency rotational IVUS, fast and simple digital IVUS, and pressure-based
FFR guidewires) on a single platform, making modern day imaging consoles
more flexible th
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