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HeartFlow Receives 2011 EuroPCR Innovation Award

Annual Award Honors Technology With Greatest Potential to Change Practice of Interventional Medicine

PARIS, May 20, 2011 – HeartFlow, Inc. announced today that the company has been honored with the 2011 EuroPCR Innovation Award for the company’s computed fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) technology, which is designed to provide data about blood flow within the arteries of the heart to help physicians guide diagnostic decisions about coronary artery disease.

The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the 2011 EuroPCR conference in Paris by Stephan Windecker, M.D., head of interventional cardiology at the Swiss Cardiovascular Center in Bern, Switzerland.

The award highlights one technology each year that shows the greatest potential to change the practice of interventional medicine. Previous winners include renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension, transcatheter aortic valve technology, and bioabsorbable stent systems.

“We are very honored and pleased to be the recipient of the 2011 EuroPCR Innovation Award,” said John H. Stevens, M.D., chairman and CEO of HeartFlow. “It is gratifying that EuroPCR recognizes the enormous potential of FFRCT.”

HeartFlow was co-founded by Stanford University professors, Charles A. Taylor, Ph.D. and Christopher K. Zarins, M.D. The technology is based on 15 years of their scientific research, leveraging the power of high-performance computing and state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) technology to provide a non-invasive method to determine FFRCT. HeartFlow will make FFRCT available to physicians through a web-based service.

Recognized by the European Society of Cardiology as the gold standard for guiding treatment for coronary artery disease,1,2 FFR assesses the impact of specific coronary lesions on the flow of blood in the coronary arteries. Measurements of fractional flow reserve (FFR) allow physicians to identify which lesions are causing ischemia, providing valuable information that helps determine if a patient requires an interventional procedure.

About HeartFlow’s FFRCT Technology

HeartFlow’s technology is a web-based service that enables the determination of non-invasive fractional flow reserve (FFRCT). Utilizing the latest breakthroughs in medical imaging and computational science, the company’s technology calculates FFR from patient-specific 3-D computational models of the aorta, heart, and coronary artery tree that are obtained from CT scan data. Blood flow equations are then solved using a supercomputer to compute FFRCT.

About HeartFlow, Inc.

HeartFlow, Inc., based in Redwood City, Calif., is pioneering technology designed to help physicians noninvasively diagnose coronary artery disease, improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs. For more information visit

  1. Wijns W, Kolh P, Danchin N, et al. Guidelines on myocardial revascularization: The Task Force on Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). European Heart Journal. 2010:2501-2555.
  2. Kushner FG, Hand M, Smith SC, et al. 2009 focused updates: ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (updating the 2004 guideline and 2007 focused update) andACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines on percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009;54(23):2205-41. Available at:

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Campbell Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Campbell brings a wealth of experience to HeartFlow, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining HeartFlow, he was the Chief Scientific Officer and Global Head of Research and Development at Cordis Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for leading investments and research in cardiovascular devices. Prior to Cordis, he was Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Experimental Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He served as Principal Investigator for numerous interventional cardiology device, diagnostic, and pharmacology trials, is the author of numerous journal articles, chapters, and books in the area of coronary artery and other cardiovascular diseases, and was the recipient of research grant awards from the NIH and AHA.

He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.