Catheter

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about catheters. Catheters are thin tubes interted into the body to remove fluid, treat diseases or perform surgical procedures.

Medtronic is recalling the 6 French Sherpa NX Active Guide Catheter due to a risk of the outer material separating from the device resulting in detached fragments that could result in the underlying stainless-steel braid wires being exposed. These fragments could be left inside the patient’s bloodstream, and this or the attempts made to retrieve the fractured pieces, can cause other serious adverse health consequences such as continued blockage of blood vessels, injury to blood vessel walls, development of
News | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — Medtronic is recalling the 6 French Sherpa NX Active Guide Catheter due to a risk of the outer...

Edwards Lifesciences Recalls Swan-Ganz hemodynamic catheters.
Feature | Cath Lab | February 06, 2019

Edwards Lifesciences is recalling its 131F7, 131F7J, 131F7P, 131VF7P, 151F7 Swan-Ganz Thermodilution Catheters...

Illustration of the EkoSonic catheter aiding drug-dispersion in a DVT clot. Catheter directed thrombolysis of deep vein thrombosis.

Illustration of the EkoSonic catheter aiding drug-dispersion in a DVT clot.

Feature | Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | February 16, 2018 | Sanjay Pandya, M.D.

There are few downsides to using tibial venous access to treat...

Catheter reprocessing can reduce costs in the cath and EP lab.
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | December 19, 2017 | Lars Thording

As payers and other healthcare entities look to better manage costs, especially in the acute care setting, it is...

The Vascular Solutions Venture catheters were recalled due to tip separation
News | Cath Lab | June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified Vascular Solutions’ recent recall of its...

Videos | Guidewires | November 18, 2016

A discussion with guidewire expert...

Terumo Finecross guidewire illustrates some of the basics of guide wire technology

An illustration of Terumo's Finecross guidewire crossing a tight lesion. 

Feature | Guidewires | October 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

While guidewires are a key tool used by...

Medtronic, FDA clearance, TrailBlazer peripheral angled support catheter, PAD, peripheral artery disease
Technology | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the...

Vascular solutions, twin pass catheter, recall
News | Cath Lab | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Vascular Solutions Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of its Twin-Pass Dual Access catheters used...

News | Cath Lab | December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Boston Scientific has started a Class I recall...

Feature | Cath Lab | November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week that hydrophilic and/or...

News | Cath Lab | October 09, 2015

October 9, 2015 — Cardinal Health is launching its expanded portfolio in the cardiovascular space including the...

Galt Medical, Health Line International Corp., Nexus CT Midline Catheter with MST Insertion Kit

Image courtesy of Galt Medical

Technology | Contrast Media Injectors | October 01, 2015

October 1, 2015 — Galt Medical has partnered with Health Line International Corp. and launched the Nexus CT Midline...

Hansen Medical, Magellan 10 French Robotic Catheter, FDA 510(k) clearance
Technology | Robotic Systems | July 29, 2015

The Magellan 10 French Robotic Catheter from Hansen Medical is indicated for use in the peripheral vasculature....

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