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Femoral vein access by contrast-guided puncture in cardiac catheterization in patients under one year of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19365664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a simple method to gain femoral vein access for cardiac catheterization in newborns and infants. After contrast injection into a short saphenous vein the femoral vein can be easily punctured under fluoroscopy of the groin. Compared to the landmark-guided technique of palpation of the femoral artery, this method shortened the time for venous access significantly in comparisons of two groups of patients <1 year of age who underwent right heart catheterization by either of these two techniques during a 6-year period.
Albrecht Beitzke; Andreas Gamillscheg; Bert Nagel; Martin Koestenberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  768-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / administration & dosage*
Femoral Vein
Fluoroscopy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Injections, Intravenous
Punctures / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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