Navigation Links
Volcano Corporation Commends the Elevation of FFR to Level of Evidence A in New PCI Guidelines
Date:12/22/2009

precisely pinpoint the severity of coronary disease on a lesion-by-lesion basis. Our FFR sales are up 73% year-to-date as compared with the same period a year ago, and we expect the elevation of the evidence supporting FFR to result in even more usage by physicians."

Recent studies have shown that using FFR can provide better treatment guidance than just relying on angiography alone. FAME, a multi-center randomized clinical trial originally published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009, demonstrated that multi-vessel procedures guided by FFR (instead of angiography alone) led to both better outcomes and reduced procedural costs. The study found that after two years, patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease whose doctors used FFR guidance had a sustained 34% reduction in death and heart attacks. The data also showed that intermediate lesions by x-ray (judged to be 50-70% blocked) were in fact flow limiting 39% of the time - suggesting that intervention would have reduced ischemia. Conversely, these intermediate lesions were non-flow limiting or 'non-ischemic' 61% of the time and the data show that treating non-ischemic lesions with medical therapy alone led to only one myocardial infarction out of 513 measured blockages at two years, or a rate of only 0.2%.

John Hodgson, M.D., FACC, FSCAI and Chairman of Cardiology for Geisinger Health System commented, "The FAME study provides very compelling evidence that angiographic imaging alone should not be used to triage intermediate lesions. The simple fact that similar-appearing angiographic stenoses can be significant 39% of the time and insignificant 61% of the time (in terms of causing or not causing ischemia) highlights the limitations of the angiogram in making these important clinical and economic decisions. How can you rely only on an angiogram to make a decision to stent or not-stent if the data suggest that you will be wrong either 39% of the time or 61% of the
'/>"/>

SOURCE Volcano Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Volcano Announces Installed Base Growth Milestone
2. Axsun Technologies, A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Volcano Corporation, Announces Breakthrough Integrated Light Source Architecture for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging
3. Volcano Corporation Presentation at Canaccord Adams Conference to Be Webcast
4. Volcano Corporation Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call, Webcast
5. Volcanos VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKlines Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib
6. Volcano Announces Participation in SATURN Clinical Trial Sponsored by AstraZeneca
7. Volcano Sponsors First Study Designed to Determine if IVUS Can Identify Patients at Risk for Stent Thrombosis and to Demonstrate the Benefit of IVUS Guidance for Procedural Outcome
8. Arrayit Corporation Announces Manufacturing Breakthrough
9. Gibraltar Associates Named Agency of Record for Health Information and Diagnostic Provider PositiveID Corporation
10. Vivakor Announces Launch of VivaThermic Website and Highlights Distribution & Sales of Its VivaThermic Products in Japan Through Veritas Corporation
11. Neogen Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015   Cypher Genomics, Inc., ... data showing that, compared to a panel of ... highly equivalent interpretations of whether certain genetic abnormalities ... in a fraction of the time. Cypher,s Mantis ... comprehensive genetic analysis in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 XRpro Sciences, ... drug discovery and development services which features high ... pharmaceutical industry, announced financial results for the year ... C.  Tyson, Chairman of XRpro Sciences commented, "We ... transition from development stage to commercial stage in ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... DALLAS , March 27, 2015 ... Market by Product (Diagnostic Catheter (Conventional, Advanced, Ultrasound), Ablation ... ICE, X-ray)) & Indication (AF, VT, WPW) - Global ... Market is expected to reach around ~$4.73 Billion by ... forecast period 2014 to 2019. Browse ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 2New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 3XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 2XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 3XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 4Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4
... HARBIN, China , ... Sheets: RHGP) ("Renhuang" or the "Company"), a,developer, manufacturer ... medicines ("TCM"), today announced,that the Company successfully exhibited ... Harbin International Economic,and Trade Fair ("Harbin Trade Fair") ...
... Mass. , July 1 Shire plc (LSE: ... today announced positive data from its long-term extension to its ... alfa), the company,s enzyme replacement therapy for patients with type ... Annual European Working Group on Gaucher Disease (EWGGD) in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Renhuang Pharmaceuticals Exhibits Siberian Ginseng Products at the 21st China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair 2Renhuang Pharmaceuticals Exhibits Siberian Ginseng Products at the 21st China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair 3Renhuang Pharmaceuticals Exhibits Siberian Ginseng Products at the 21st China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair 4Data Presented at the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease Demonstrate Continuous Improvements in Bone Mineral Density for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa) Through 69 Months 2Data Presented at the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease Demonstrate Continuous Improvements in Bone Mineral Density for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa) Through 69 Months 3Data Presented at the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease Demonstrate Continuous Improvements in Bone Mineral Density for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa) Through 69 Months 4Data Presented at the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease Demonstrate Continuous Improvements in Bone Mineral Density for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa) Through 69 Months 5Data Presented at the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease Demonstrate Continuous Improvements in Bone Mineral Density for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa) Through 69 Months 6
(Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 LTW Cyber ... agreed to collaborate for the purpose of addressing the ... venture will pursue its own opportunities to grow while ... part of LTW Cyber. , Ventures in LTW Cyber ... and complemented by offerings identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing open ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ) that allege the statin medication increases ... diabetes has granted Pfizer Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss four ... According to a Case Management Order issued in the ... 23rd, the Court determined that the dismissals were warranted ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 On ... EcoLuxe Lounge in the Stardust Penthouse on the ... Durkin, Los Angeles’ leading sustainable product TV and ... this unforgettable day-long event, which featured some of ... ecologically sound products and services. , “We were ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to a recently published report ... and screw market in Europe is in decline due ... screw segment. Price decreases are being seen across the ... of the total European trauma device market, continued pricing ... value, year after year. , “Such price drops ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to Health Day , on March 6th, ... (NAS) are causing alarm for Florida officials. Infants born ... a month of their lives- and can experience seizures, ... condition is precipitated by drug use during pregnancy. Unfortunately, ... medically assisted drug treatment) will also inflict NAS on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 3Health News:Choices Recovery Releases 'Salute to the Oscars' EcoLuxe Lounge Compilation Video 2Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 2Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 3Health News:In Florida Only 10% of Pregnant Mothers Are Referred to Drug Rehab Despite Testing Positive for Narcotics 2
... for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate the First in a Nationwide ... , ATLANTA, May 4 In an effort to increase awareness ... Interactive and BrainJocks have joined ... an avid group of social media users who believe that "friends, ...
... N.C., May 4 Dr. Mehmet Oz on Oprah ... exercise" for people seeking to avoid drugs, surgery, and ... as Qigong, may eventually replace health insurance for many ... growing in popularity in the USA as a low-cost, ...
... May 4 Children hospitalized with concussions should ... in a follow-up exam before returning to regular ... The Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia. Rather than only ... signs after the initial treatment, the Children,s Hospital ...
... insurer reports ... call volume CLEVELAND, May 4 Medical Mutual ... intensifying swine flu outbreak in the United States.In response, the company has posted a message on its ... and member groups to the Centers for Disease Control ...
... Unrestricted Financial Lifeline for Americans Struggling With Serious ... Insurance Company of America (Guardian) supports National Stroke ... owners, benefits decision makers and employees to consider ... have on a person,s financial security.According to the ...
... American Academy of Dermatology introduces new "E" tool for detecting ... to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to ... American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) hopes more families will start ... skin cancer . To help detect the warning ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Response Mine Interactive and BrainJocks Launch 'Tweets for a Cause' to Support Local Non-Profits 2Health News:Medical Tai Chi (Qigong) - Chinese 'Miracle Exercise' Popular as U.S. Health Costs Rise 2Health News:Medical Tai Chi (Qigong) - Chinese 'Miracle Exercise' Popular as U.S. Health Costs Rise 3Health News:Children with Concussions Require Follow-up Care Before Returning to Play, Say Researchers 2Health News:Children with Concussions Require Follow-up Care Before Returning to Play, Say Researchers 3Health News:Medical Mutual of Ohio Offers Swine Flu Assistance to Customers 2Health News:Guardian Highlights Significance of Critical Illness Insurance During National Stroke Awareness Month 2Health News:Guardian Highlights Significance of Critical Illness Insurance During National Stroke Awareness Month 3Health News:Guardian Highlights Significance of Critical Illness Insurance During National Stroke Awareness Month 4Health News:Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer 2Health News:Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer 3Health News:Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer 4Health News:Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer 5
... the examination of the anatomical conditions in the ... expanse and form of the iridocorneal angle can ... beam. The slit lamp 900, with its swivelling ... an assessment of the expanse of the entire ...
An antegrade femoral nail....
... WH, the latest in the Magnes line of ... and its full cortical coverage, provides the highest ... allowing study of a wide range of neuronal ... choice of detector configurations and can be equipped ...
... stimulation is a non-invasive and painless method ... system. Cadwell Laboratories manufactures two magnetic stimulation ... Magnetic Stimulator (HSMS). The Hight ... stimulation rates up to 25 Hz at ...
Medicine Products: