Cardiac tamponade: a complication of central venous hyperalimentation.


Complications from central venous catheterization for administration of parenteral feeding solutions are common and well documented. In a recent series, complications from catheter placement were reported as 4.8%. We report the case of a patient with cardiac tamponade while receiving parenteral hyperalimentation through a polyurethane central venous catheter.

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@article{Suddleson1986CardiacTA, title={Cardiac tamponade: a complication of central venous hyperalimentation.}, author={Edwin A. Suddleson}, journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition}, year={1986}, volume={10 5}, pages={528-9} }