HeartFlow - reducing time, costs and uncertainty

Episode 35,  Feb 28, 2022, 07:00 AM

A system which can analyse a CT scan of a heart within four hours is helping patients to avoid unnecessary procedures and clinicians to quickly identify the right treatment.

The HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis helps clinicians to determine, vessel by vessel, both the extent of an artery’s narrowing and the impact that the narrowing has on blood flow to the heart.

HeartFlow is supported by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative’s MedTech Funding Mandate and AHSNs are helping to increase its use across the country.

In this episode, Dr Phil Jennings visits the first centre to use HeartFlow, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to meet Consultant Cardiologist Dr Tim Fairbairn.

Useful links:

About the MedTech Funding Mandate: https://www.england.nhs.uk/aac/what-we-do/how-can-the-aac-help-me/the-medtech-funding-mandate/

About HeartFlow: https://www.heartflow.com/uk/

How the AHSN Network supports the MedTech Funding Mandate: https://www.ahsnnetwork.com/accelerated-access-collaborative/medtech-funding-mandate

To contact our podcast guest Consultant Cardiologist Dr Tim Fairbairn, email Timothy.Fairbairn@lhch.nhs.uk.