[Local myocardial necrosis and cardiac tamponade due to a central venous catheter (author's transl)].

A case of a paraventricular brain abscess, which favourably responded to conservative intensive therapy, is reported. A central venous catheter was the cause of myocardial necrosis leading to cardiac tamponade. In an attempt to tap the effusion, the partly necrotic cardiac wall was perforated. Only by recognition of the danger, by intensive clinical… CONTINUE READING