"The incorporation of FFR and PressureWire(R) Aeris into GE Mac-Lab IT is a major advancement as FFR becomes the standard of care in the interventional cathlab. With FFR available directly in the existing hemodynamic recording system the need for additional equipment is removed and the procedure setup is reduced to the flick of a switch," commented Anders Qvarnstrom, COO, Radi Medical Systems AB. "FFR is a crucial clinical tool for the interventional cardiologist, guiding the PCI procedure for improved patient outcomes and lowered cost. With the introduction of our innovative wireless PressureWire(R) Aeris and the cooperation with GE, the market leader in hemodynamic recording systems, we can make this tool readily available in a large number of cathlabs worldwide. The ultimate benefactor of this cooperation will be the patient."
About Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) is an index for functional severity of coronary stenosis, measured by PressureWire(R) Aeris. FFR is 100% specific in identifying which lesion or lesions are responsible for a patient's ischemia, enabling the interventional cardiologist's direction of coronary interventions and result assessment for improved treatment outcomes. The results of the latest landmark study to demonstrate the clinical value of FFR, FAME, will be presented at the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session, TCT, October 14, 2008.
About Radi Medical Systems AB
Radi Medical Systems AB develops, manufactures and sells medical
devices designed to improve patient care. The company's pioneering work in
the field of interventional cardiology has resulted in market-leading
intravascular sensors and hemostasis management and radiology devices. Radi
works closely with medical practitioners to develop solutions that address
clinical needs, as well as provide clinical education support. Founded in
1988, Radi employs more than 380 people globally
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