Retrieval of entrapped and knotted balloon-tipped catheters from the right heart

Voci, Gerardo; Gazek, Francisco A.; Burris, Alfredo O.; Zatuchini, Jacob; Voci, G; Gazek, F A; Burris, A C; Zatuchni, J
May 1980
Annals of Internal Medicine;May80, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p638
Academic Journal
journal article
Reports on two instances of successful retrieval of percutaneously inserted 7 French balloon-tipped catheters during repair of atriotomy for cardiopulmonary bypass. Details of how the catheters were inserted in the atrial wall and atrium of the patients; Penalties incurred during the operation; Reason for the potential for the laceration of the large vein.


Related Articles

  • Right Ventricular Perforation during Femoral Venous Cannulation – Lessons Learned. Passage, Jurgen; Joshi, Pragnesh // Heart, Lung & Circulation;Sep2013, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p772 

    Peripheral cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass is increasingly used for minimally invasive and re-operative cardiac surgery. Transoesophageal echo (TOE) is used routinely to guide placement of the peripheral venous cannula in the right atrium/superior vena cava (SVC). We here present a case...

  • The Left Atrium: From the Research Laboratory to the Clinic. Boudoulas, Konstantinos Dean; Paraskevaidis, Ioannis a.; Boudoulas, Harisios; Triposkiadis, Filippos K. // Cardiology;Aug2014, Vol. 129 Issue 1, p1 

    Studies of left atrial (LA) function, until the latter part of the 20th century, were mostly limited to experimental animal models and to studies related to clinical research in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. For this reason, LA function has received considerably less attention than...

  • Residual air in the venous cannula increases cerebral embolization at the onset of cardiopulmonary bypass Rodriguez, Rosendo A.; Rubens, Fraser; Belway, Dean; Nathan, Howard J. // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Feb2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p175 

    Abstract: Objective: When the right atrium (RA) cannula is connected to the venous return line of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit, air is often introduced. Air in the venous cannula may increase cerebral air embolization at initiation of CPB despite the arterial line filter. We measured...

  • Cardiopulmonary bypass venous cannulation challenges in a paediatric patient with complex congenital heart disease: a case report. Manzer, R.; Sutton, R.G.; Ploessl, J.; Niles, S.; Behrendt, D. // Perfusion;1997, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p203 

    When choosing cannulae for cardiac surgery the two most important factors to be considered are the proposed procedure and the patient anatomy. These factors are especially crucial in paediatric patients with congenital heart disease. A 3-year-old, 14-kg male presented to the University of Iowa...

  • Total extrathoracic cardiopulmonary support with kinetic assisted venous drainage: experience in 50 patients. Toomasian, J.M.; McCarthy, J.P. // Perfusion;1998, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p137 

    Extrathoracic cardiopulmonary bypass is used in special situations when normal access to the right atrium and aorta is difficult or not practicable. Femero-femoral bypass using gravity drainage is effective for partial cardiopulmonary support, but cannot usually provide adequate venous drainage...

  • Surgical Treatment of Right Atrial Myxoma. Guhathakurta, Soma; Riordan, John P. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2000, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p61 

    Presents the case of an old man with a large right atrial myxoma. Medical history of the patient; Description of a technique of cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass; Discussion.

  • Stroke from A Large Left Atrial Myxoma. Hirose, Hitoshi; Youdelman, Benjamin A.; Entwistle, John W. C. // Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal;2008, Vol. 2, p115 

    A 36-year-old male involved in a car accident was found to have an embolic stroke due to a left atrial myxoma. Open heart surgery was delayed 4 weeks to decrease the risk of neurologic complications from the anticoagulation required for cardiopulmonary bypass. After resection of the myxoma,...

  • Postoperative Mass in the Left Atrium From a Transesophageal Echocardiography: An Omitted Myxoma or Thrombus? Pan, Silin; Xing, Quansheng; Duan, Shuhua // Pediatric Cardiology;Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p1065 

    The article focuses on an image showing a new mass in the left atrium (LA) after the worn off of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in a three-month-old girl. It states that the mass shown on the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) had no prominent effect on the hemodynamics and motion of the...

  • THE CLINICAL ANATOMY OF THE GREAT CARDIAC VEIN. Filipoiu, F.; Enciu, O.; Ispas, Al. T.; Stănciulescu, R.; Panţu, C. M.; Tulin, R. F. // Romanian Journal of Functional & Clinical, Macro- & Microscopica;2014, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p182 

    The great cardiac vein originates near the apex of the heart in interventricular sulcus and empties in the coronary sinus in the left side of the coronary sulcus. It is the longest vein of the heart and this long course is subject to many variations. Of these variations the most important are...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics