Accidental cannulation of the hepatic vein during pulmonary artery catheterisation--a case report.

Venugopal Reddy, B. George

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Abstract

A 22-year-old male was admitted to the adult ICU with a diagnosis of massive cardiomegaly and a large left ventricular thrombus, and needed Swan-Ganz catheterisation for proper haemodynamic monitoring. Insertion of the Swan-Ganz catheter resulted in hepatic vein cannulation. Pulmonary artery was successfully cannulated only when the patient was put in the head-up and right lateral position. It is suggested that to increase the success rate of patients with low cardiac output, cardiomegaly or pulmonary hypertension, they be placed in a head-up and right lateral position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-562
Number of pages2
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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