CathWorks announced today that its FFRangio™ System received United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. The FFRangio system demonstrated accuracy versus the invasive FFR wire in a blinded comparative study, FAST-FFR. The results of the FAST-FFR pivotal study were used to establish substantial equivalence of the FFRangio system.
The CathWorks FFRangio™ System quickly and precisely delivers the objective FFR guidance needed to optimize PCI therapy decisions. FFRangio is derived from routine X-rays acquired during a diagnostic angiogram procedure, is non-invasive and performed intra-procedurally during coronary angiography, eliminating additional clinical risk, time and cost associated with invasive FFR. FFRangio provides a 3D reconstruction of the entire coronary tree with FFR values along each vessel.
Jim Corbett, CathWorks CEO said, “The FDA clearance of CathWorks FFRangio is a significant milestone for interventional cardiologists and the healthcare system overall. It is the first non-invasive device of its kind to receive FDA clearance for use during Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) assessment. The FAST-FFR study was carried out at 10 centers world-wide and evaluated more than 380 patients. The study demonstrated the clinical predictive value across a full range of coronary physiology, including complex lesion assessment in bifurcations and calcified lesions. FAST-FFR also demonstrated that the FFRangio system could perform non-invasive, objective, multi-vessel, physiologic measurements to support PCI decision making.”