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Deep venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolization as a rare complication of diagnostic femoral catheterization and prevention of recurrence with inferior vena cava filter prior to cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20656960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are rare complications after diagnostic femoral catheterization. A few clinical cases have been reported, especially in the setting of venous compression with an enlarging haematoma, mechanical groin compression or prolonged procedures. Similarly, clinically evident PE after cardiac surgery is also very rare, but may be catastrophic. In this article, we present a case of PE after silent (symptomless) DVT due to femoral catheterization. The patient had critical coronary artery disease and was a candidate of coronary artery bypass grafting. A inferior vena cava filter was implanted prior to cardiac surgery for prevention of a potential pulmonary embolus.
H Ardal; O Yilmaz; H Arbatli; K Kuzucu; B Sönmez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  Phlebology     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery - Memorial Hospital, Piyalepasa Bulvari, Istanbul 34000, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Femoral Artery
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Preoperative Care
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  prevention & control*,  ultrasonography
Recurrence / prevention & control
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vena Cava Filters*
Venous Thrombosis / etiology*,  prevention & control*,  ultrasonography

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