Knotting of two central venous catheters: a rare complication of pulmonary artery catheterization.


An attempt was made to insert a balloon-tipped pulmonary arterial catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter) in a patient in cardiogenic shock during circulatory support by intraaortic balloon pumping, with a right jugular central venous catheter in place. Due to the low cardiac output it was impossible to advance the catheter tip into the pulmonary artery and after… (More)


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