Images in Thorax: Pulmonary infarction from central venous air embolism mimicking round pneumonia

Ku, S.-C.; Wei, Y.-F.; Lin, L.-C.
April 2007
Thorax;Apr2007, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p372
Academic Journal
The article presents a clinical diagnosis performed to a 49-year-old man with dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure treated with diuretics and inotropes. The patient also had urinary tract infection which led the doctors to insert a central venous catheter (CVC) into the right internal jugular vein. The doctors found out that there is a venous air embolism during the insertion of CVC which led them to conclude that patients with hypovolaema are at a higher risk of gas embolism.


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