The intracavitary ECG method for positioning the tip of central venous catheters: results of an Italian multicenter study.

@article{Pittiruti2012TheIE,
  title={The intracavitary ECG method for positioning the tip of central venous catheters: results of an Italian multicenter study.},
  author={Mauro Pittiruti and Daniele Bertollo and Ermanno Briglia and Massimo Buononato and Giuseppe Capozzoli and Luigi De Simone and Antonio La Greca and Cecilia Pelagatti and Piersandro Sette},
  journal={The journal of vascular access},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={357-65}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this multicenter study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and accuracy of the intracavitary ECG method for real-time positioning of the tip of different types of central venous catheters. METHODS A total of 1444 catheter insertions in adult patients were studied in eight Italian centers (539 ports, 245 PICCs, 325 tunneled CVCs, 335 non-tunneled CVCs). Patients with no visible P wave at the standard baseline ECG were excluded. Depending on the type of catheter and its… CONTINUE READING

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