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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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Two bipolar electrode catheters were inserted through rightjugular vein and femoral vein to both right atria and right ventricular for electrophysiological study.
EPMD intends to use the deflectable or "steerable" catheter, in conjunction with its SilverFlex(TM) technology to have a multi-function electrode catheter.
After placing an electrode catheter near the right bundle branch -- a "well-defined and accessible electrical landmark" -- of anesthetized patients, they administered two electric shocks with the catheter tip serving as the cathode.
The study conducted the coagulation in vitro study with electrode catheter with 10 mm circular cathode and 5 mm electrode of guide wire at room temperature [24].
Newer advances now permit therapeutic ablations to be done using an electrode catheter inserted through a vein or artery during electrophysiologic studies to perform targeted electrocautery in the heart.