Catheters, Cardiac, Pericardium Drainage

Definition : Cardiac catheters designed for the drainage of effusion from the pericardial sac (pericardium); they usually consist of a thin-wall, flexible plastic (e.g., polyethylene) tube with a J-shaped distal tip that includes multiple holes in both the convex and concave sides. These catheters are inserted into the pericardium, either over the wire as part of a pericardiocentesis echocardiographic-assisted procedure or after a surgical pericardiotomy (typically a subxiphoid pericardiotomy) is done under local anesthesia. After insertion, they are anchored in place and attached to water-seal drainage and suction. Pericardium drainage catheters are used for temporary drainage (e.g., some days or a few weeks) in the treatment of cardiac tamponade; they are also used for irrigation and instillation of drugs (e.g., antibiotics, cytotoxic agents) into the pericardium.

Entry Terms : "Pericardium Drainage Catheters" , "Drainage Balloons" , "Catheters, Pericardium Drainage" , "Catheters, Drainage, Pericardial Fluid" , "Catheters, Pericardiocentesis" , "Pericardiocentesis Catheters"

UMDC code : 10741

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1-4 of 4 Match(es).

Axiom Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

Axiom Medical, Inc. manufactures the largest variety of superior quality silicone and PVC disposable wound drainage catheters for all types of surgery.

Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Cardiovascular Instrument Corp

Company Type: Parent

We've been involved in the medical field for more than 40 years. We offer a full range of services, from disposable or stainless steel connectors to complete heart-lung consoles.


Company Type: Parent

1-4 of 4 Match(es).


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