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Unusual complications during pulmonary artery catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  720096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two unusual complications, encountered during pulmonary artery catheterization, are described. In both cases the catheter had been introduced percutaneously with the Seldinger technique. Inadvertent entry of the right pleural space occured in one case in which the catheter had been inserted into the internal jugular vein through a low cervical approach. The second complication was separation of the shaft of the introducer from the hub, with consequent risk of embolization. Possible means of preventing and treating these complications are discussed.
Authors:
G C Carlon; W S Howland; R C Kahn; A D Turnbull; M Makowsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:    1978 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-02-21     Completed Date:  1979-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery*

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