Successful non-surgical extraction of a knotted pulmonary artery catheter trapped in the right ventricle.

Abstract

A patient is presented in whom a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) formed a knot which was fixed in the region of the tricuspid valve chordea. The PAC was successfully and nonsurgically freed from its attachment and removed. A guide wire was introduced by the distal port of the PAC and under fluoroscopy the PAC was manipulated free and then extracted easily.

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@article{Tremblay1992SuccessfulNE, title={Successful non-surgical extraction of a knotted pulmonary artery catheter trapped in the right ventricle.}, author={Normand Tremblay and Jean Taillefer and J Fr Hardy}, journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie}, year={1992}, volume={39 3}, pages={293-5} }