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a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

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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.
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.
Using a cardiac catheter the researchers create a sequence of five weak electrical signals in the heart.
These bed closures included aged care, radiology departments and cardiac catheter laboratories.
Our evidence has shown that invasive procedures such as coronary arteriography [inserting a cardiac catheter into an artery in the upper arm or thigh, threading it through the vessel and injecting a contrast medium directly into the heart], bypass surgery, and stent placement are overused in the United States," asserts Merhige.
But this week, in a letter that can only be described as callous, the Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has informed Stephen he's no longer eligible for a cardiac catheter ablation because "there is not a never-ending pot of money".
The Oxford Radcliffe Trust have wiped dozens of people off the waiting list for cardiac catheter ablation, restricting it to just afew high priority cases.
Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust has wiped dozens of people from waiting lists for cardiac catheter ablation, the operation which cured Tony Blair of an irregular heartbeat.