Rupture of the chordae of the tricuspid valve after knotting of the pulmonary artery catheter

Samir Arnaout, Karim Diab, Aghiad Al-Kutoubi, Ghassan Jamaleddine*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A case is presented in which the insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter was complicated by the formation of a knot around the chordae tendineae of the tricuspid valve. The catheter was pulled out under fluoroscopic guidance using a guidewire inserted through the femoral vein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1744
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume120
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Pulmonary artery catheter
  • Swan-Ganz catheter
  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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