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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

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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We are unreservedly indebted to Peter Koens, Bio Engineer, for securing the donation of this laboratory from a leading Hospital in Australia, and then utilizing his technical expertise and professional skills to install the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital "said Mrs.
Areas on your arms or groin will be shaved to prepare for insertion of a small flexible tube called a cardiac catheter.
A third cardiac catheter lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgbaston, enables healthcare scientists to carry out an array of diagnostic procedures and treatments.
The McKenzie-Willamette cath lab will do only diagnostic procedures at first; heart experts recommend hospitals not do cardiac catheter interventions unless they also are able to do open heart surgeries.
The facility is Merseyside's first purpose built digital cardiac catheter laboratory.
Rick Upshaw is a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist and Northwest's director of cardiac catheter labs.
To accommodate the move, the company had to nearly triple the production capacity of the Everett facility's dip room--used for forming the cardiac catheter material by "dipping" it into a special mold--from 900 to 2,600 catheters a year.
In the course of the new construction at the elblandklinikum riesa, 2 new cardiac catheter labs are to be procured.
Muscat: In an unprecedented surgical achievement, surgeons at the Cardiac Catheter Department of the Royal Hospital's National Heart Centre performed a catheter operation under local anesthesia while working in real time collaboration with doctors in Italy through live conferencing.
The facility at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd first opened its doors to patients in August last year and will mark its 10-month anniversary with the development of a second cardiac catheter laboratory which has been built alongside the existing single laboratory.
We have built an additional cardiac catheter laboratory - the X-ray room where we do advanced cardiac procedures.