Rudzinski P.N.,Institute Cardiology |
Demkow M.,Institute Cardiology |
Michalowska I.,Institute Cardiology |
Abramczuk E.,Institute Cardiology |
Szymanski P.,Institute Cardiology
Postepy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej | Year: 2014
The following case report describes a complication of Swan-Ganz catheterization and its endovascular treatment with a single coil. Application of this particular catheter in the pulmonary artery during cardiac surgery may lead to mechanical perforation and creation of an extravascular sac, which is called a pseudoaneurysm. There are different methods that lead to tamponade or closure of the leakage. Interventional cardiology procedures are nowadays the most appropriate way of treatment of Swan-Ganz catheter induced vascular complications.