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Erroneous radial artery pressure reading during dissection of the right internal mammary artery.

Authors
  • De Wolf, A M
  • Van Zundert, A A
  • Bavinck, H
  • Winterkamp, H A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
103–106
Identifiers
PMID: 3591263
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Erroneous radial artery blood pressure reading occurred during asymmetrical chest wall retraction required for internal mammary artery dissection, used for coronary artery bypass grafting. The most likely cause was subclavian artery compression. It is advised to insert a catheter in the contralateral radial artery when the internal mammary artery is going to be dissected. When bilateral internal mammary arteries are used, a femoral artery catheter should be inserted.

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