Iatrogenic pulmonary artery rupture during Swan-Ganz catheter placement-A novel therapeutic approach

Ankur Kalra, Stephen Heitner, Simon Topalian

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    Abstract

    Pulmonary artery rupture (PAR) is a rare but deadly complication (incidence of 0.03-0.2% of all PA cannulations), with mortality in the region of 70%. We report a case of an 88-year-old woman with iatrogenic PAR as a result of Swan-Ganz catheter placement. A rapid successful isolation and occlusion of the culprit PA branch via the deployment of an Amplatzer® Vascular Plug (AGA Medical Corporation, North Plymouth, MN) was performed. To our knowledge, this is the first case report where this device has been used as therapy in PAR.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)57-59
    Number of pages3
    JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    Volume81
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

    Keywords

    • PA rupture
    • Swan-Ganz
    • pulmonary artery catheter
    • vascular plug

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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