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Central venous catheterization and fatal cardiac tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11493508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac tamponade is a poorly recognized complication of central venous catheterization associated with a high mortality. We present a case of fatal cardiac tamponade after intra- pericardial infusion of total parenteral nutrition in a patient who had two central venous catheters. We suggest that catheter tip position should always be confirmed before use of a catheter. Tamponade should be suspected in a patient who deteriorates when a central venous catheter is used and resuscitation via the catheter should be avoided.
Authors:
S A Booth; B Norton; D A Mulvey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-08     Completed Date:  2002-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / complications
Fatal Outcome
Female
Humans
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / adverse effects
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Comment In:
Br J Anaesth. 2002 Jan;88(1):147; author reply 148-9   [PMID:  11881874 ]
Br J Anaesth. 2002 Jan;88(1):147-8; author reply 148-9   [PMID:  11881873 ]

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