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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.
Radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with life-threatening heart rhythm

Radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with life-threatening heart rhythm

New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery

New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries

Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries

Modern non-invasive diagnostics can get clear picture of the heart’s condition

Modern non-invasive diagnostics can get clear picture of the heart’s condition

Powerful clot-busting drugs reserved for selected patients with deep vein thrombosis

Powerful clot-busting drugs reserved for selected patients with deep vein thrombosis

National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes

National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes

Penn researchers reveal new approach to restart replication in cardiomyocytes after heart attack

Penn researchers reveal new approach to restart replication in cardiomyocytes after heart attack

Invasive cells deploy a trick to squeeze through barriers

Invasive cells deploy a trick to squeeze through barriers

Clinical trial results could lead to treatment of heart disease in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

Clinical trial results could lead to treatment of heart disease in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

Milestone study could impact standard guidelines for stroke treatment

Milestone study could impact standard guidelines for stroke treatment

Study findings could help reduce unnecessary testing in children with postoperative fever

Study findings could help reduce unnecessary testing in children with postoperative fever

Experts call for routine screening of babies across Europe for heart defects

Experts call for routine screening of babies across Europe for heart defects

DZHK studies to investigate non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic heart failure with the help of CMR

DZHK studies to investigate non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic heart failure with the help of CMR

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Researchers successfully treat cardiogenic shock using percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart

Researchers successfully treat cardiogenic shock using percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart

University of Pittsburgh research collaboration works toward saving more organs for transplants

University of Pittsburgh research collaboration works toward saving more organs for transplants

ACS recognizes contributions of five surgeons with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

ACS recognizes contributions of five surgeons with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

Epidural analgesics have no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, study reveals

Epidural analgesics have no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, study reveals