Hydromediastinum after placement of a thermodilution pulmonary arterial catheter

E. P. Gordon, S. F. Quan, R. M. Schlobohm

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Flow-directed pulmonary artery catheters are used to monitor the hemodynamic status of critically ill patients. Although morbidity has been minimal, complications have included arrhythmias and conduction disturbances, knotting of the catheter, rupture of the pulmonary artery, pulmonary infarction, venous thrombosis, and infection. This report describes an unusual complication of using such a catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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