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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.
Researchers explore feasibility of carbon ions for treating cardiac arrhythmia

Researchers explore feasibility of carbon ions for treating cardiac arrhythmia

Approximately 350,000 patients in Germany suffer from various forms of cardiac arrhythmia. The condition can lead to permanent damage as a result of stroke, or it may cause sudden heart failure. [More]
Landmark clinical trial testing new ablation procedure to treat life-threatening heart rhythm disorder

Landmark clinical trial testing new ablation procedure to treat life-threatening heart rhythm disorder

Loyola Medicine is the only center in the Midwest enrolling patients in a landmark clinical trial of a new procedure to treat a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia. [More]
More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published today in European Heart Journal. [More]
New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time to stenting only 59 minutes, according to a broad report on trends in heart disease care from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, has received CE Mark for its HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, which provides greater clarity on a patient’s hemodynamic status to enable clinicians to make timely, potentially life-saving decisions. [More]
Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs. [More]
New research paves way for better strategies to diagnose and manage vascular graft infections

New research paves way for better strategies to diagnose and manage vascular graft infections

A rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease has generated substantial growth in the use of medical implants, such as vascular grafts. [More]
Hospitals reduce bloodstream infections and healthcare costs with catheter safeguards, study shows

Hospitals reduce bloodstream infections and healthcare costs with catheter safeguards, study shows

U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by Cedars-Sinai. [More]
Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Current recommendations that a central catheter is required for continuous intravenous infusion of 3 percent sodium chloride solution should be re-evaluated, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
Scripps physician first to treat heart attack patients with supersaturated oxygen therapy

Scripps physician first to treat heart attack patients with supersaturated oxygen therapy

A physician at Scripps Health's Prebys Cardiovascular Institute has become the first in the Western United States to treat heart attack patients with a new supersaturated oxygen (SSO2) system in an attempt to reduce permanent damage to their heart muscle. [More]
DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

DaVita Inc., a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today released a recap of major accomplishments for the company in 2016, marking its 16th year bringing quality of life to patients and teammates around the world. [More]
New guidelines highlight safety, efficacy of surgical ablation for treating atrial fibrillation

New guidelines highlight safety, efficacy of surgical ablation for treating atrial fibrillation

New clinical practice guidelines have been issued by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons that include major recommendations for the use of surgical ablation when treating atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat. [More]
Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Stroke is the epidemic disease of the twenty-first century and the second most frequent cause of death in 2011, accounting for 11% of all deaths worldwide. Stroke is also the second most important cause of permanent disability and... [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). [More]
New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year. [More]
Report reveals hospitalization, mortality rates for kidney disease patients continue to decrease in the U.S.

Report reveals hospitalization, mortality rates for kidney disease patients continue to decrease in the U.S.

According to an annual data report from the United States Renal Data System, hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with chronic kidney disease continue to decline in the U.S. [More]
Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year could benefit from a new procedure, according to research presented today at the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Molecular chameleons can help track formation of bacterial biofilms

Molecular chameleons can help track formation of bacterial biofilms

Molecules that change colour can be used to follow in real-time how bacteria form a protective biofilm around themselves. [More]
OrbusNeich launches new Dual Therapy Stent for active vessel healing

OrbusNeich launches new Dual Therapy Stent for active vessel healing

OrbusNeich has announced the launch of its latest generation Dual Therapy Stent (DTS), the COMBO Plus. [More]
Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers at Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. [More]
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