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Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7226905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in critically-ill patients during bedside right-sided heart catheterization with a flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter was determined. Twenty-nine of 60 catheterizations (48 percent) were associated with premature ventricular contractions and 20 (33 percent) were associated with ventricular tachycardia. Two patients required antiarrhythmic therapy or a precordial thump to convert ventricular tachycardia. One patient developed ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation and died. Serious catheter-induced arrhythmias, including sustained ventricular tachycardia, may occur during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill.
C L Sprung; L J Jacobs; P V Caralis; M Karpf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology*
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Ventricles
Middle Aged

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