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St Jude Medical ILUMIEN system receives CE mark approval

St Jude Medical has received CE mark approval for its ILUMIEN system, an integrated diagnostic technology that combines optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology.

The combined technology enables physicians to optimize insight of physiological and anatomical features and improves the diagnosis and treatment of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

The ILUMIEN system features the St Jude Medical’s PressureWire Aeris, a wireless interventional tool that measures FFR to assess the severity of blood flow blockages in the coronary arteries.

It also features St Jude Medical’s C7-XR OCT diagnostic imaging technology with Extreme Resolution, an intravascular imaging technology which aids physicians to visualize and measure vessel characteristics.

Additionally, the ILUMIEN system comprises Wi-Box, a wireless device that enables the ILUMIEN system to receive data (aortic pressure readings) from the catheterization lab wirelessly.