Erroneous radial artery pressure reading during dissection of the right internal mammary artery.

A. M. De Wolf*, A. A. Van Zundert, H. Bavinck, H. A. Winterkamp

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Abstract

Erroneous radial artery blood pressure reading occurred during asymmetrical chest wall retraction required for internal mammary artery dissection, used for coronary artery bypass grafting. The most likely cause was subclavian artery compression. It is advised to insert a catheter in the contralateral radial artery when the internal mammary artery is going to be dissected. When bilateral internal mammary arteries are used, a femoral artery catheter should be inserted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Belgica
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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