Cardiac Catheters

Authored by: Tommy L. Miller , Juana Maria Alfaro , Deepak Banerjee , Benjamin Lee , Anthony J. Minisi

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120007340

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Abstract

From the perspective of the operating physician, cardiac catheters represent technologic marvels and are a triumph of bioengineering. The design and ease of use of these devices have enabled physicians around the world to perform important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the benefit of countless numbers of patients.

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