First and only
The HeartFlow FFRct Analysis is the first and only commercially available non-invasive technology to provide insight into both the extent of CAD and the impact of the disease on blood flow to the heart. Data from a patient’s non-invasive coronary CT angiogram are securely uploaded from the hospital’s system to the cloud. HeartFlow leverages deep learning to create a personalized, digital 3D model of a patient’s coronary arteries, which is then analyzed by powerful computer algorithms to evaluate millions of complex equations to simulate blood flow in the model and assess the impact of blockages on coronary blood flow. The HeartFlow FFRct Analysis technology provides results to the clinician via a secure web interface. To date, more than 13,000 patients have benefitted from the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis .
In the United States, 16.8 million people are affected by CAD, which develops when the coronary arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to the heart . CAD causes chest pain and heart attack and can lead to death. As part of a standard protocol, many of these patients are referred to the cardiac cath-lab where more than half are discharged on medicines or non-treatment. Improvements in the non-invasive space have the potential to allow physicians to safely defer invasive testing, reducing risks to the patient and the overall cost of care for all.
“Our commitment is to transform the patient experience and identify pathways that are personalized, high quality and at a lower price point,” said Christopher Barys, Business Leader of Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices. “To address the burden that CAD is placing on healthcare systems and to transform the patient experience, hospitals are focused on adopting new technology that can improve the diagnosis and care of these patients while reducing unnecessary invasive procedures. HeartFlow shares our mission of improving clinical outcomes and, through collaboration, we can advance our goal of helping healthcare providers decide, guide, treat and confirm the right therapy at the point of care.”