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.

Boston Scientific Corporation Recalls Imager II Angiographic Catheters Due to Tip Detachment
News | Cath Lab | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — Boston Scientific Corp. is recalling its Imager II 5 French angiographic catheters, because there is a...
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. Food...
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 Electrophysiology...
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 deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with catheter-directed...
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 Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional...
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 all interventionalists in the cath lab, most operators do not have a deep...
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 in...
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 of...
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...