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Catheters, Cardiac, Flotation Balloon, Pulmonary Artery

Definition : Flotation balloon cardiac catheters designed to be wedged into a pulmonary artery branch. These catheters usually consist of a multilumen, soft, flexible body and a balloon tip that is inflated when the distal tip is in a thoracic vein, so the blood flow carries it into the right atrium, through the tricuspid valve and the right ventricle, into the pulmonary artery, and into a pulmonary artery branch; they typically also include a thermistor. Pulmonary artery catheters are used to measure right atrial, pulmonary arterial, and pulmonary capillary wedge pressures, to monitor pulmonary artery temperature, to withdraw blood samples from the atrium and pulmonary artery, to administer drugs, and to infuse thermal indication solutions for cardiac output measurement using the thermodilution method.

Entry Terms : "Pulmonary Artery Catheters" , "Pacing Electrode Cardiac Catheters" , "Manometric Catheters" , "Catheters, Cardiac Balloon, Pulmonary Artery" , "Catheters, Manometric" , "Swan-Ganz Catheters" , "Catheters, Swan-Ganz"

UMDC code : 16777

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Argon Medical Devices Inc

Company Type: Parent

Argon Medical is a global manufacturer of specialty medical products headquartered in Plano, Texas. We offer a broad line of medical devices for Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, and Critical Care procedures.

CRI (Catheter Research Inc)

Company Type: Parent

Catheter Research Inc. (CRI) specializes in catheters and tubing, and has expanded as a developer and manufacturer of medical devices. Our goal is to provide the most cost-effective product development combined with quality OEM medical device manufacturing.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp

Company Type: Parent

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

NuMED Inc

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