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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood
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catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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Cardiac catheter labs are where key procedures such as coronary angiography and pacemaker and defibrillator implants are carried out - usually under local anaesthetic.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and medical solutions such as computed tomography, X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging and information systems, as well as cardiac catheter and electrophysiology labs.
He said: "I would like to offer my heart-felt gratitude to all the amazing staff, particularly to those in the cardiac catheter lab and the coronary care unit.
Senaratne also referred to an earlier facilitation by the same parties, of a grant of a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory to the Kurunegala Hospital in 2008.
Since its inception, the hospital has undergone important upgrades including the addition of a CT scan machine, an open heart operation theatre and the installation of a cardiac catheter centre with a focus on continuously improving patient care standards in Egypt."
The medical complex will include four cardiac catheter theatres, two theatres for major heart surgeries and one common theatre for cardiac catheterisation and other operations.
Fish told USA Today he had cardiac catheter ablation on Wednesday, a procedure which corrected faulty electrical pathways in his heart.
Dr Christian Homsy, CEO of Cardio3BioSciences, said: "We've followed GMP guidelines from the start of our activities and are very pleased to have demonstrated, via this recent audit and registration and also our recent ISO certification for our cardiac catheter work, our continuing commitment to quality practices.
"I can't thank the staff there enough." Toby will need at least two more procedures, one possibly before Christmas to have a cardiac catheter fitted and another when he begins walking.
Toby will need at least two more operations, one possibly before Christmas to have a cardiac catheter fitted and the other when he begins walking.