Catheters

The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs.

The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | December 23, 2019

With all eyes on rising healthcare costs, reprocessing of single-use devices has become an increasingly important...

News | Cath Lab | December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 — Cook Medical initiated a recall of its CrossCath Support Catheters in November, which the U.S....

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis. Electrophysiology catheters. EP lab

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis.

News | EP Lab | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 — Baylis Medical announced the first North American use of its EPstar Fixed...

BioCardia Initiates Commercial Release of Avance Steerable Introducer
News | Catheters | October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 — BioCardia announced the U.S. commercial availability of its Avance Bi-Directional Steerable...

FDA Issues Final Guidances on Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two final guidances for the performance...

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...

Cook Medical Launches 2.6 Fr CXI Support Catheter
Technology | Catheters | August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 — Cook Medical recently released the second generation of the 2.6 Fr CXI...

Penumbra Launches Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter With Xtra Flex Technology in U.S.
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019 — Penumbra announced U.S. commercial availability of the Penumbra System’s most advanced technology,...

Terumo Medical Recalls SoloPath Balloon Expandable TransFemoral System and Re-collapsible Balloon Access System

Figure 1. Examples of expected smooth (left) and dislodged (right) fairing tip. Image courtesy of FDA.

News | Vascular Access | May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 — Terumo Medical Corp. is recalling the SoloPath Balloon Expandable TransFemoral System and Re-...

Medtronic Launches Telescope Guide Extension Catheter
Technology | Guidewires | May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 – Medtronic plc announced its entrance into the guide extension catheter market with the global launch...

Biocardia Receives FDA Clearance for Avance Steerable Introducer Family
Technology | Catheters | May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 — BioCardia Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Avance...

Cordis Announces U.S. Launch of Radial 360 Portfolio
Technology | Radial Access | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, recently announced the full U.S. launch of its Radial 360...

Straight Tip Guidewires Will Continue to Lead Global Guidewire Market Demand
News | Guidewires | April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 — According to a new research study, straight tip...

Navitian Coronary Microcatheter Receives CE Mark Approval
News | Catheters | February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 — Navitian, the new coronary...

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...

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