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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.
Temple University Hospital becomes the first in U.S. to perform BLVR using Zephyr valve

Temple University Hospital becomes the first in U.S. to perform BLVR using Zephyr valve

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

New device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients

New device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Incidence of coronary artery compression in children may be more common than previously thought

Incidence of coronary artery compression in children may be more common than previously thought

Lax oversight leaves surgery center regulators and patients in the dark

Lax oversight leaves surgery center regulators and patients in the dark

Scientists find genetic marker that indicates a person's risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

Scientists find genetic marker that indicates a person's risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

Researchers develop drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks

Researchers develop drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks

New nano-optic endoscopes offer high-resolution imaging at extended depth of focus

New nano-optic endoscopes offer high-resolution imaging at extended depth of focus

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

Bioengineers build 3D model of human heart ventricle

Bioengineers build 3D model of human heart ventricle

FDA clears shape memory polymer foam for treating vascular complications

FDA clears shape memory polymer foam for treating vascular complications

Radiologist discusses causes, treatments of varicose veins

Radiologist discusses causes, treatments of varicose veins

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice

New 'leadless' pacemakers less likely to cause complications, research finds

New 'leadless' pacemakers less likely to cause complications, research finds

UC San Diego Health now offers new treatment option for men with enlarged prostate

UC San Diego Health now offers new treatment option for men with enlarged prostate

New haptic-force needle-insertion simulator aims to improve medical training

New haptic-force needle-insertion simulator aims to improve medical training

HIFU treatment may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy to destroy prostate tumors

HIFU treatment may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy to destroy prostate tumors

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Novel sensing technology enables live and super-sensitive monitoring of biomarkers

Novel sensing technology enables live and super-sensitive monitoring of biomarkers