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Misplaced caval filter and subsequent pericardial tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1989549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Use of the Greenfield filter for partial caval interruption is generally accepted as the most reliable mechanical method of pulmonary embolus prophylaxis. However, there have been reports of a variety of (usually nonfatal) complications. We report here the near-fatal complication of acute pericardial tamponade after misplacement of a Greenfield filter. Because of the filter's unusual location, retrieval required cardiopulmonary bypass, profound hyperthermia, and circulatory arrest.
S J Lahey; L P Meyer; A W Karchmer; J Cronin; M Czorniak; P R Maggs; R W Nesto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-28     Completed Date:  1991-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-300; discussion 301     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  surgery
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Equipment Failure
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  surgery
Heart Atria* / surgery
Hepatic Veins*
Hypothermia, Induced
Pulmonary Embolism / surgery
Vena Cava Filters*

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