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Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland

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.

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