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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.
Catheter delivered devices may be just as effective as drug therapy in treating strokes of unidentified origin

Catheter delivered devices may be just as effective as drug therapy in treating strokes of unidentified origin

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Smart drug that targets cancer cells in the brain following removal of a tumor

Smart drug that targets cancer cells in the brain following removal of a tumor

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Physician task force sets out knowledge criteria for clinicians who want to consider themselves experts in this growing field

Physician task force sets out knowledge criteria for clinicians who want to consider themselves experts in this growing field

New type of cryogenic catheter

New type of cryogenic catheter

Investigation of glue as an embolic agent

Investigation of glue as an embolic agent

Before a woman decides to undergo a hysterectomy she should find out about uterine fibroid embolization

Before a woman decides to undergo a hysterectomy she should find out about uterine fibroid embolization

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

New heart surgery without opening chest

New heart surgery without opening chest

Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients

Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Minimally invasive procedure provides new childbirth hope

Minimally invasive procedure provides new childbirth hope

Aggressive treatment of brain blood clots can produce a good outcome for many stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of brain blood clots can produce a good outcome for many stroke patients

High resolution imaging greatly aids physicians treating irregular heart beats

High resolution imaging greatly aids physicians treating irregular heart beats

Textured titanium medical implants may be better than smooth ones

Textured titanium medical implants may be better than smooth ones

The once youngest person in the world to survive a heart by-pass operation is expecting her 2nd child

The once youngest person in the world to survive a heart by-pass operation is expecting her 2nd child

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer

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