Catheters

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Bard) launched the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, designed to perform as both a guiding sheath and an introducer sheath, for use in peripheral arterial and venous procedures requiring percutaneous introduction of intravascular devices.
News | Vascular Access | June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) launched the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, designed to perform...
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...
NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter is part of an FDA Class I recall because it may not defalte.
News | Balloon Catheter | February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020 — Abbott has voluntarily recalled specific lots of two types of its coronary angioplasty 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. 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...
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 testing...
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 Support Catheter with platinum...
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, the...
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-Collapsible...
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 of...
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 portfolio,...