Fatal cardiac tamponade in a patient receiving total parenteral nutrition via a silastic central venous catheter.

@article{Harford1984FatalCT,
  title={Fatal cardiac tamponade in a patient receiving total parenteral nutrition via a silastic central venous catheter.},
  author={Frank Harford and J Kleinsasser},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1984},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={443-6}
}
This is the first reported case of cardiac tamponade secondary to ventricular perforation involving a silastic catheter. The catheter had advanced into the right ventricle and become enmeshed in the trabeculae carnae. At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition. 

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At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
EndocardiumSibling in part ofMyocardium
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
MyocardiumSibling in part ofEndocardium
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
EndocardiumSibling in is aMyocardium
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
MyocardiumSibling in is aEndocardium
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
At autopsy there was an area of necrosis which we presumed was caused by the continuous direct contact of a small area of endocardium and subadjacent myocardium with the hypertonic infusate used for parenteral nutrition .
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