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Extensive asymptomatic pulmonary air embolism during CRT-implantation.
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PMID:  23252012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This report presents a case of pulmonary air embolism during implantation of a cardiac resynchronisation therapy system. For left ventricular pacing the thinnest available coronary sinus lead was used in association with a standard subclavian vein introducer sheath. It is hypothesised that the difference of size between the small lead diameter and the subclavian vein introducer sheath may have predisposed to air entry into the venous system.
Authors:
Andreas Stein; Hrvoje Vrazić; Verena Semmler; Christof Kolb
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Deutsches Herzzentrum München Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.
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