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Selective embolization of a pulmonary artery rupture caused by a Cournand catheter.

Authors
  • Kaiser, Christoph A
  • Hügli, Rolf W
  • Haegeli, Laurent M
  • Pfisterer, Matthias E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
61
Issue
3
Pages
317–319
Identifiers
PMID: 14988887
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pulmonary artery rupture is a rare but often fatal complication of right heart catheterization. We present a case of a ruptured pulmonary artery caused by a Cournand catheter in a high-risk patient with pulmonary hypertension on oral anticoagulation with successful emergency embolization with gelatine foam.

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