(a) Identification. A percutaneous, implanted, long-term intravascular catheter is a device that consists of a slender tube and any necessary connecting fittings, such as luer hubs, and accessories that facilitate the placement of the device. The device allows for repeated access to the vascular system for long-term use of 30 days or more, and it is intended for administration of fluids, medications, and nutrients; the sampling of blood; and monitoring blood pressure and temperature. The device may be constructed of metal, rubber, plastic, composite materials, or any combination of these materials and may be of single or multiple lumen design.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls) Guidance Document: "Guidance on Premarket Notification [510(k)] Submission for Short-Term and Long-Term Intravascular Catheters."
[65 FR 37043, June 13, 2000]