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A catheter is a tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct or vessel. Catheters enable the drainage or injection of fluids or access by surgical instruments. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Catheter’ in their stories:
CE mark for transcatheter aortic valve system
The Lotus Edge trancatheter aortic valve implantation system from Boston Scientific has gained the CE mark for use in European markets
Improving female dignity in trauma centre
A trauma care department in Leeds is using the VernaFem female disposable urinal to improve comfort and dignity for its patients
Visualisation system for diagnosis of pancreatic ducts
The SpyGlass DS Direct visualisation system from Boston Scientific simplifies diagnostics for liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile duct problems
Drug-eluting balloon wins unanimous FDA panel vote
CR Bard has won a unanimous vote from an FDA advisory panel for its drug-eluting balloon catheter, setting the stage for the device's full regulatory approval. Previously, the FDA disclosed the documents for its Circulatory Systems Devices Panel meeting on 12 June which reviewed the device.
European approval for coronary stent
A platinum chromium coronary stent system from Boston Scientific will bring benefit to coronary patients in Europe after receiving CE approval
Mechanical CPR devices for East Midlands Ambulance
Ambulance service in the East Midlands region is deploying the Lucas 2 mechanical chest compression system from Physio-Control in its vehicles
IV securement dressing for patient comfort
The 3M Tegaderm IV advanced securement dressing improves catheter stabilization whilst maintaining patient comfort
Bone stabilisation system launched in Spain and Israel
The Photodynamic Bone Stabilisation System from IlluminOss Medical has been launched in Spain and Israel for the minimally invasive treatment of fractures
Re-entry catheter system for treating artery blockages
The OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System from Boston Scientific is now being used for treating completely blocked leg arteries in the USA
Study shows no catheter migration
A study on peripherally inserted central catheters shows prime advantage of zero incidences of catheter migration reducing the need for re-insertion
Renal denervation programme to be discontinued
Poor market development in renal denervation has caused Covidien to exit the programme prior to completion
Subcutaneous infusion therapy partnership
Two companies are collaborating on the promotio of the Saf-T-Intima integrated IV catheter system for palliative care
Interventional cardiology specialist joins Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific has appointed an eminent specialist as the new chief medical officer and senior VP of Interventional Cardiology
FDA approval for new drug-eluting stent
The Promus Premier Everolimus-eluting stent for use in coronary arteries has received approval from the food and drug administration
Microcatheter provides access to difficult blood vessels
Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter from Boston Scientific available for interventional radiology treatments
Disposable female urinal producer wins award
A clinical innovation award has been bestowed upon Vernacare for the company's disposable urinal for continence care of female patients
Acquisition provides access to electrophysiology markets
Boston Scientific has completed the transaction to acquire Bard EP and gain access to global markets for eletrophysiology equipment
Cardiology diagnostic systems presented at European congress
Siemens Healthcare has been attending the European Society of Cardiology congress to demonstrate its range of diagnostic systems and their use in cardiology
Imaging system integrated with interventional X-Ray
The TVC imaging system from Infraredx will be sold under a new agreement by Philips as part of its interventional X-ray systems
Holographic visualisation for heart procedures
Philips demonstrates the use of 3D holograms in the minimally invasive treatment of structural heart disease
Data presented on effectiveness of Vessix renal denervation
Boston Scientific has been demonstrating the effective use of the Vessix system for renal denervation using low power radio frequency energy
Arterial vision system assists in stent placement
Ilumien Optis provides 3-D vessel reconstruction technology to assist in arterial assessment and stent placement decisions
Clinical trials begin on femoral artery drug-eluting stent
A New Zealand hospital has begun clinical trials on the use of the Innova drug eluting stent system for correcting problems in arteries above the knee
Hybrid operating room increases flexibility for Russian surgeons
Cardiology research centre in Moscow fits out hybrid operating room with live image guidance technology for cardiovascular procedures
Renal denervation system gains European approval
The Enlightn renal denervation system from St Jude Medical receives approval for use in treating patients with uncontrolled hypertension
Structural heart device successfully used in Malaysia
Patients in Malaysia have been undergoing treatment with a minimally invasive ventricular partitioning device supplied by CardioKinetix
New angiography system achieves significant dose reductions
Cardiology doses can now be significantly reduced with the introduction of the Artis Q.zen angiography system with unique X-Ray tube and detector from Siemens
Clinical study demonstrates enhancement in the minimally-invasive treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders
The Catharina Hospital (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Philips are reporting the results of a clinical study involving the treatment of 136 patients with complex heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF).
Boston Scientific receives FDA approval for IntellaTip MiFi XP ablation catheter
Boston Scientific continues to expand its electrophysiology (EP) offerings with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its IntellaTip MiFi XP catheter and 510(k) clearance of its Zurpaz 8.5F steerable sheath.
St Jude Medical acquires Endosense to add to electrophysiology portfolio
St Jude Medical acquires Endosense, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation.
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in SuperNOVA trial to evaluate Innova Self-Expanding Stent System
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in the SuperNOVA trial - a global, single arm, prospective, multicenter trial evaluating the long-term (12 month) safety and effectiveness of the Innova Self-Expanding Stent System (Innova Stent System).
St Jude Medical receives FDA approval of MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of MediGuide Enabled Ablation Catheters.
Covidien launches RF ablation catheter to eliminate need for multiple endoscope introductions
Covidien is expanding the company's portfolio of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheters with the launch of the Barrx Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter for treating Barrett's esophagus and certain gastroi
Medtentia Helix Ring for Mitral Valve Repair continues to achieve all objectives in approval study
Surgeons at Helsinki University Hospital led by Prof Werkkala continue to recruit patients for the official second phase of the clinical approval study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the 'Medtentia Helix Ring in Adults Undergoing Mitral Valve Repair Surgery'.
Eloquest Healthcare launches next-generation urinary management system
Eloquest Healthcare is launching the ReliaFit Male Urinary Device, a next-generation external catheter that minimises the risk of urinary tract infections often associated with indwelling catheters.
Hansen Medical reinforces collaboration with Philips to develop robotic systems for endovascular interventions
Hansen Medical, a global leader in intravascular robotics, and Philips are reaching an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility - article 12 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as amended by 2007/47/EC - between Hansen Medical's Magellan Roboti
Boston Scientific launches guide extension catheter in USA and Europe
Boston Scientific receives US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval for the Guidezilla Guide Extension Catheter and has launched the device in the USA and Europe.
Aptus exceeds 250 patients in ANCHOR post-market registry
ANCHOR (Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX Aortic Securement System Global Registry), a global, multicentre, prospective post-market registry, evaluates the use of the Heli-FX System in EVAR and captures critical data on use of the technology and acute and long term procedural outcomes.
Vention Medical acquires RiverTech Medical
Vention Medical acquires RiverTech Medical, a leading supplier of polyimide tubing, braided polyimide, composite tubing and wire coatings for numerous medical devices and medical device applications.
CorMedix receives CE Mark for catheter lock solution
CorMedix receives CE Mark approval for Neutrolin, a catheter lock solution, for patients with central venous catheters on haemodialysis secondary to advanced chronic kidney disease.
Philips receives FDA clearance for AlluraClarity interventional X-ray system
Philips receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its innovative AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the USA.
ZOLL acquires the assets of CoAxia
ZOLL Medical purchases the assets of CoAxia of Maple Grove, Minnessota, USA, an early revenue stage medical device company that provides catheter-based perfusion augmentation therapies to improve outcomes for patients with cerebral ischemia resulting from vasospasm, following subarachnoid haemorrhag
Multicentre European study to evaluate treatment system for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
CardioFocus' HeartLight technology becomes the focus of a multicentre European clinical study for the treatment of drug-refractory persistent AF.
Cook Medical launches new wire guided oesophageal balloon to treat GI strictures
Cook Medical is making the company's Hercules 3 Stage Wire Guided Esophageal Balloon available to otolaryngologists to treat patients with gastrointestinal (GI) strictures.
ArtVentive Medical Group receives CE Mark for EOS device
ArtVentive Medical Group receives CE Mark certification for the ArtVentive EOS Peripheral Vascular Enoluminal Occlusion system.
Medtronic CoreValve system receives CE Mark for transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures
Medtronic receives CE Mark for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures using the CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems in degenerated bioprosthetic surgical aortic valves.
Two trials show positive results for drug-eluting stent technologies treating coronary heart disease
Boston Scientific reports positive results from two trials evaluating new, innovative drug-eluting stent (DES) technologies, which are emerging treatment options for coronary heart disease.
Clinical data shows benefits of parachute ventricular partitioning device
CardioKinetix is reporting results of a meta-analysis study of the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Portable ultrasound system is now equipped with ICE catheter
Philips's CX50 xMATRIX, the world's first portable ultrasound with Philips' industry leading Live 3D TEE, is now offering 2-D Intracardiac Echo (ICE) capability.
Vention Medical launches online tool to speed the development of modular balloon catheter prototypes
Vention Medical is launching an online tool that allows customers to design their own balloon catheter prototypes built to their specifications, for delivery in as little as two weeks.
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