Are chest x-rays mandatory following central venous recatherization over a wire?

Amshel, Craig Edward; Palesty, J. Alexander; Dudrick, Stanley J.
June 1998
American Surgeon;Jun1998, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p499
Academic Journal
Presents a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that the incidence of complications following central venous catheterization over a guidewire is too low to justify automatic performance and the associated expense of routine postprocedure chest X-ray. Technique used; Identification of patients with a Swan=Ganz catheter procedure; Protocol revisions recommended.


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