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Embolic strokes after peripherally inserted central catheter placement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21035706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have become popular for a range of indications in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Though PICCs are generally safe, they can be associated with a variety of complications. We present here a case with embolic strokes due to inadvertent arterial placement of PICC, an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication. A high clinical suspicion with critical evaluation of radiographs is indispensable for suspecting misplaced PICCs.
Authors:
Nitin Garg; Amit Noheria; Ian R McPhail; Joseph J Ricotta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133.e1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
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