Cardiac ablation: Stretchable cardiac catheter can do it all

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 15:30 in Health & Medicine

In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients. But this can be a long and painful procedure as catheters with different functions need to be inserted sequentially. Now medical researchers have developed one catheter that can do it all. This new tool for cardiac ablation therapy has all necessary medical devices printed on one standard balloon catheter.

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