Trends and patterns in electrophysiologic and ablation catheter reuse in the United States

Am J Cardiol. 2001 Feb 1;87(3):351-3, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01376-x.


In a survey of 140 electrophysiologic laboratories in the USA, 49% reuse catheters to some extent. Catheter reuse is associated with significant reductions in cost but is not conducted in a standardized fashion.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / instrumentation*
  • Catheter Ablation / instrumentation*
  • Disposable Equipment / trends
  • Equipment Reuse / statistics & numerical data*
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Sterilization / trends
  • United States