Femoral catheters and deep venous thrombosis: a prospective evaluation with venous duplex sonography.

@article{Meredith1993FemoralCA,
  title={Femoral catheters and deep venous thrombosis: a prospective evaluation with venous duplex sonography.},
  author={Jay Wayne Meredith and Jeffrey S. Young and E. F. O'Neil and David C Snow and Kimberley J. Hansen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={187-90; discussion 190-1}
}
Femoral vein cannulation (FVC) with 8.5F Swan-Ganz catheter introducers allows expeditious intravenous access and rapid volume infusion; however, the incidence of associated iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is unknown. Trauma patients (n = 76) requiring unilateral FVC were prospectively entered into a study where they were resuscitated via FVC and serially evaluated with bilateral venous duplex sonography (VDS). The incidence of DVT in catheterized femoral veins was compared with that… CONTINUE READING