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A case of fatal cardiac tamponade during hemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16970747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-year-old Hispanic man with a history of hypertension and end-stage renal disease for 4 years became unresponsive, apneic, and pulseless during hemodialysis. During his 4 year period on dialysis, vascular access had become increasingly difficult and ultimately a transhepatic catheter had been placed 9 months prior to this event. Resuscitation was unsuccessful. At autopsy, death was determined to be due to cardiac tamponade secondary to perforation of the right atrium by the transhepatic catheter. Cardiac tamponade is a rare cause of sudden death during hemodialysis with a long-standing catheter.
Lorenz M Schmiege; Dwayne A Wolf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0894-0959     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dial     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-14     Completed Date:  2007-01-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis,  etiology*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Fatal Outcome
Heart Atria / injuries*
Hepatic Veins*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Renal Dialysis*

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