GE, St. Jude launch wireless FFR solution

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St. Jude Medical and GE Healthcare launched an integrated wireless solution for the measurement of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) at the 58th annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions this week in Orlando, Fla.

The solution is based on the PressureWire Aeris technology and an FFR upgrade package available for the XT and XTi system configurations of GE's Mac-Lab hemodynamic recording system, a system used to record and display physiological parameters in the coronary cath lab, according to the companies. PressureWire Aeris was developed and marketed by the St. Paul, Minn.-based Radi Medical Systems, which was acquired in December 2008 by St. Jude and is now part of its cardiovascular division.

The companies said its Mac-Lab FFR upgrade utilizes existing cathlab infrastructure, including screens, input modules and controls, and together with the PressureWire Aeris technology forms an integrated FFR measurement system. The Mac-Lab FFR solution is available as an upgrade path to all existing GE Mac-Lab installations worldwide, as well as new installations.