Air embolism in single-lung transplant patients after central venous catheter removal

P. M. McCarthy*, N. Wang, F. Birchfield, A. C. Mehta

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Abstract

A 53-year-old woman had a serious air embolism from the central venous catheter tract after lung transplantation. Lung transplant patients appear to be at increased risk for this complication, and four other known cases are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1179
Number of pages2
JournalCHEST
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • lung transplantation
  • postoperative complication
  • venous air embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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