Transhepatic Broviac catheter placement for long-term central venous access in critically ill children with complex congenital heart disease.

@article{Qureshi2007TranshepaticBC,
  title={Transhepatic Broviac catheter placement for long-term central venous access in critically ill children with complex congenital heart disease.},
  author={Athar Mahmood Ahmed Qureshi and John F. Rhodes and Elumulai Appachi and Muhammad Ali Mumtaz and Brian W. Duncan and Jeremy D. Asnes and Penny Radavansky and Larry Allen Latson},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={248-53}
}
OBJECTIVE Critically ill children with cardiac disease often require prolonged central venous access. Thrombosis of systemic veins or the need to preserve vessels for future cardiac procedures limits sites for placement of central venous catheters in these patients. This study evaluates the use of Broviac placement via the transhepatic approach for this patient population. DESIGN A retrospective review. SETTING A tertiary care center. PATIENTS All children with complex congenital heart… CONTINUE READING

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