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A new technique for right heart catheterization with a Swan-Ganz balloon catheter via femoral vein in the patient with dilated right heart chambers, utilizing a modified transseptal-type sheath.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1830829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right heart catheterization with a Swan-Ganz balloon catheter via femoral vein in the patient with dilated right atrium and ventricle is frequently difficult due to excessive catheter coiling in the dilated atrium. A new technique is described in this situation. By using a modified transseptal-type sheath positioned counterclockwise in right atrium as an introducing sheath, a balloon catheter can be easily advanced to the distal pulmonary artery by smooth counterclockwise direction and secure support from this sheath.
H H Lee; P R Mahrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-06     Completed Date:  1991-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Harbor City Medical Center, CA 90710.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / pathology
Catheterization, Swan-Ganz / instrumentation*
Femoral Vein
Heart Atria
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation,  methods*
Comment In:
Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1991 Oct;24(2):151   [PMID:  1742786 ]
Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1991 Dec;24(4):322   [PMID:  1756575 ]

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