Siemens, HeartFlow create 3D heart models to treat coronary artery disease

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Siemens Healthineers and medical technology company HeartFlow have collaborated on a comprehensive, noninvasive heart technology to help diagnose and manage patients who may have coronary artery disease (CAD).

Heartflow, based in Redwood City, California, and specializing in CAD, will work with Siemens to pair CT scanners from Siemens to the Heartflow FFRct Analysis, a software that creates personalized 3D models of coronary arteries and analyzes blood flow, the companies said in a statement to Cardiovascular Business.

The model can help physicians determine the best course of treatment for patients, and clinical data shows it could help prevent unnecessary angiograms.

The technology is only available in the U.S. right now, but the companies plan to offer it in other countries in the future.

“HeartFlow is pleased to collaborate with Siemens Healthineers, with its outstanding technology, tremendous expertise, and global reach,” said John H. Stevens, MD, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, in a statement. “Like HeartFlow, Siemens Healthineers is deeply committed to helping clinicians improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes while also helping them to reduce the total cost of healthcare. By working together, we can ensure this technology gets to every patient who can benefit from it.”