Successful Outcome in Swan-Ganz Catheter-induced Rupture of Pulmonary Artery

Stancofski, Erik D.; Sardi, Armando; Conaway, Gail L.
November 1998
American Surgeon;Nov1998, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p1062
Academic Journal
Reports two cases of pulmonary artery (PA) rupture after catheter placement. Incidence and mortality rates of Swan-Ganz catheter-induced PA rupture; Management of the patients nonoperatively and without any invasive procedure; Absence of high-risk factors; Successful treatment of PA rupture from a Swan-Ganz catheter through withdrawal of the catheter and supportive care.


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