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In medicine, a catheter is a tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel. Catheters . In most uses, a catheter is a thin, flexible tube ("soft" catheter), though in some uses, it is a larger, solid ("hard") catheter. A catheter left inside the body, either temporarily or permanently, may be referred to as an indwelling catheter. A permanently inserted catheter may be referred to as a permcath.
New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New AHA/ASA guidelines recommend stent retrievers to treat strokes in selected patients

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. [More]
WATCHMAN Device helps reduce stroke risk, stop use of blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation

WATCHMAN Device helps reduce stroke risk, stop use of blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute now offers patients with irregular heart rhythm a minimally invasive option to reduce the risk of stroke, as well as enable stopping long-term use of blood thinning medication. Physicians at MedStar Heart at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were the first in the Washington metropolitan region to successfully implant the WATCHMAN Device on June 16 in two patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib). [More]
UCLA cardiologists use less invasive approach to replace heart valve

UCLA cardiologists use less invasive approach to replace heart valve

Last summer, after a long career as a successful entrepreneur and a brief retirement, Richard Whitaker was helping to start another new company. Unfortunately, a serious health concern caused a couple of interruptions in his work on the new venture. One of Whitaker's heart valves wasn't working properly, which caused congestive heart failure and led to two hospitalizations within several months. [More]
DGIST researchers set on creating microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries

DGIST researchers set on creating microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries

Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons--all taking aim at blocked arteries. [More]
Inari Medical closes $12.4 million Series B venture capital financing

Inari Medical closes $12.4 million Series B venture capital financing

Inari Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $12.4 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by members of the board of directors and returning investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. The round also included participation by several medical device industry veterans. [More]
New stroke treatment guidelines recommend use of stent retrievers as first-line treatment for eligible patients

New stroke treatment guidelines recommend use of stent retrievers as first-line treatment for eligible patients

Today, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association published new stroke treatment guidelines that recommend the use of stent retriever technology – such as Medtronic plc’s SolitaireTM stent retriever device – in conjunction with the current standard of care, IV-tPA, as a first-line treatment for eligible patients. [More]
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital uses two imaging techniques to produce hybrid 3D model of a patient's heart

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital uses two imaging techniques to produce hybrid 3D model of a patient's heart

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient's heart. [More]
Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period, according to a new study. [More]
Uninterrupted NOAC treatment during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, shows research

Uninterrupted NOAC treatment during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, shows research

Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is safe, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr Carsten Wunderlich, senior consultant in the Department of Invasive Electrophysiology, Heart Centre Dresden, Germany. [More]
Study reveals how geography affects the survival of people with end-stage kidney disease

Study reveals how geography affects the survival of people with end-stage kidney disease

The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists at Johns Hopkins reveals how geography also appears to affect the very survival of people with end-stage kidney disease in need of dialysis. [More]
DC Devices announces completion of enrollment in REDUCE LAP-HF trial for diastolic heart failure treatment

DC Devices announces completion of enrollment in REDUCE LAP-HF trial for diastolic heart failure treatment

DC Devices, Inc., a medical device company pioneering first-in-class structural heart devices for heart failure, today announced that it has completed enrollment and implants in the REDUCE LAP-HF trial, an open label, multi-center, single-arm study of the InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD) – the world's first transcatheter device for the treatment of diastolic heart failure (DHF), which is also known as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). [More]
Accurexa seeks FDA clearance to market BranchPoint device

Accurexa seeks FDA clearance to market BranchPoint device

Accurexa Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel neurological therapies, announced on Monday that it has filed a submission with the U.S. FDA for 510(k) clearance to market its BranchPoint device. [More]
Completing sepsis resuscitation bundle in six hours after diagnosis

Completing sepsis resuscitation bundle in six hours after diagnosis

Blood poisoning, known as sepsis, is the most common cause of death in intensive care units, according to the National Institutes of Health. The body's immune response to fight the infection triggers inflammation that restricts blood flow and leads to multiple organ failure. [More]
FDA grants Fast Track designation to Juventas' JVS-100 drug candidate and allows Phase 2b clinical trial

FDA grants Fast Track designation to Juventas' JVS-100 drug candidate and allows Phase 2b clinical trial

Juventas Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel non-viral gene therapies that activate natural processes to repair the body, today announced that its product candidate, JVS-100, received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of advanced ischemic chronic heart failure. [More]
Nutrinia's NTRA-9620 granted FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of short bowel syndrome

Nutrinia's NTRA-9620 granted FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of short bowel syndrome

Nutrinia, developing therapies to treat rare gastrointestinal disorders, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted orphan drug designation for the company's orally-administered drug for treating short bowel syndrome (SBS) in patients of all ages. Nutrinia plans to begin a pivotal clinical trial in this indication. [More]
Paediatric outpatient study compares effectiveness of three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes

Paediatric outpatient study compares effectiveness of three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes

A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes. [More]
El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California has enrolled the first patient in a safety study using the RenovoCath, a new catheter that is being introduced for targeted delivery of fluids to selected sites in the peripheral vascular system. The study will help physicians determine appropriate dosing of locally-delivered chemotherapy for patients with pancreatic cancer. [More]
New Johns Hopkins study shows re-inflating balloon after carotid stenting fuels stroke risk

New Johns Hopkins study shows re-inflating balloon after carotid stenting fuels stroke risk

After reviewing outcomes from thousands of cases, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that patients with blocked neck arteries who undergo carotid stenting to prop open the narrowed blood vessels fare decidedly worse if their surgeons re-inflate a tiny balloon in the vessel after the mesh stent is in place. [More]
Neutrolin post marketing surveillance data presented at 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress

Neutrolin post marketing surveillance data presented at 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress

CorMedix Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardiac, renal and infectious diseases, today announced a presentation on Neutrolin® post marketing surveillance data at the 52nd European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress. [More]
Vascular surgeries provide relief from two debilitating conditions

Vascular surgeries provide relief from two debilitating conditions

When Carol Werkman first saw Loyola University Medical Center vascular surgeon Bernadette Aulivola, MD, she was suffering from two debilitating conditions: Every time she ate, Mrs. Werkman felt terrible abdominal pain. And whenever she walked more than a few hundred feet, her legs would begin to hurt. [More]
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