False Aneurysm of the Pulmonary Artery: A Complication of Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

Irving L. Kron, William Piepgrass, Blase Carabello, Norris Crigler, Charles J. Tegtmeyer, Stanton P. Nolan

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Abstract

A case of Swan-Ganz catheter–induced pulmonary artery injury is discussed. Iatrogenic pulmonary artery injury probably occurs more frequently than is clinically suspected. Pulmonary angiography is urged when hemoptysis occurs in a patient with an indwelling pulmonary artery catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-630
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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