Catheters

Some articles on catheter, catheters:

Remote Magnetic Navigation
... The catheter is controlled by steering the distal tip with a magnetic field, making perforations virtually impossible ... Additionally, remote magnetic navigation increases catheter stability while reducing the temperature required to successfully perform an ablation ... Traditional catheter labs in hospitals rely on the manual placement and steering of catheters by a physician ...
Catheter - Materials
... A range of polymers are used for the construction of catheters, including silicone rubber, latex, and thermoplastic elastomers ... the polymer is weak mechanically, and a number of serious fractures have occurred in catheters ... For example, silicone is used in Foley catheters where fractures have been reported, often requiring surgery to remove the tip left in the bladder ...
Angioplasty Balloon Catheters
... Balloon catheters used in angioplasty are either of Over-the-Wire(OTW) or Rapid Exchange(Rx) design ... When a balloon catheter is used to compress plaque within a clogged coronary artery it is referred to as a plain old balloon angioplasty or POBA ... Balloon catheters are also utilized in the deployment of stents during angioplasty ...
Broviac Catheter
... Broviac catheters are equivalent to Hickman catheters, but have a smaller lumen, and are often used in children ... They are typically single-lumen catheters ranging in size from 2.7F to 6.6F ...
Methods of Toileting - Catheter
... Catheters are tubes that drain urine straight out of the bladder ... A Foley catheter is inserted into the bladder ... An external catheter is attached to the penis of a male patient ...