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Studies say coated catheters effective against bloodstream infections

...several other types of catheters, cautioned Abrutyn...study, paid for by catheter manufacturer Arrow International...Reading, looked at catheters impregnated with the...Cook's uncoated catheters cost almost $50, and...said. Arrow's coated catheter costs about $25 more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/15/tec_213014.shtml
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University Hospital | The Augusta Chronicle

...Health Center, Heart & Vascular Institute and the W.G. Watson M.D. Women's Center. The valve replacement is where a catheter is threaded up through an artery in the groin into the heart to deliver a new valve that fits in place over the diseased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals/university-hospital
New heart valve at University Hospital helps 'club'

...get this."The valve replacement is delivered by a method known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, where a catheter is threaded up through an artery in the groin into the heart to deliver a new valve that fits in place over the diseased one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/new-heart-valve-university-h
Stem cell trial could heal hearts

...very appealing," Berman said.In the electrophysiology lab at Georgia Regents on Wednesday, the doctor carefully guided a catheter equipped with a tiny needle around the inside of the left ventricle of Gray's heart, mapping it while a vivid color display...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-19/stem-cell-trial-could-heal-h
FDA finds fault with reuse of disposable surgical gear

...knee-surgery blades to catheters threaded into patients...If a (cardiac) catheter sells for $300...hundreds of balloon catheters used to clear clogged...hospital decides to reuse a catheter and it breaks off in...particles left on reused catheters, he said. They're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/12/tec_202479.shtml
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Drilling holes in heart with laser relieves severe chest pain

...bypass surgery or angioplasty. It combines laser energy with catheters that are easily pushed through the arteries into the heart...involves a laser that is threaded into the left ventricle on a catheter that is about the thickness of a cocktail straw. Doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/08/tec_255578.shtml
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Draft nearly ready to practice after heart tests, asthma flareup

...not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart...Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital then inserted a catheter on the left side of Draft's heart...totally different.' When they did the catheter test, they said it was exact, and I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/pro_425013.shtml
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Heart-burning operation proves safe and effective

...American Heart Association. Catheter ablation was introduced about...irregular heart rhythms treated by catheter ablation are usually not life-threatening...that can frighten patients. Catheters are threaded through blood...hospitals who underwent a catheter ablation. The irregular rhythm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/19/tec_250689.shtml
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Technology takes pain out of shots

...a lot of bruises," said Matthew of Stone Mountain, who used to get stuck as often as five times a day before a permanent catheter was implanted in his arm. "I've been poked so many times that I've developed an allergy to the Band-Aids." Relief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/30/tec_237587.shtml
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Atlanta's starter's health is a concern

...not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart...Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital then inserted a catheter on the left side of Draft's heart...totally different.' When they did the catheter test, they said it was exact, and I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/pro_425015.shtml
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