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An unknown complication of peripherally inserted central venous catheter in a patient with ventricular assist device


1 Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, Goyal Hospital and Escorts Heart Institute, Jodhpur, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust, Harefield, United Kingdom

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M Parikh
Escorts Goyal Heart Center, Jodhpur - 342 003
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.81567

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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

 

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We report an unknown complication of peripherally inserted central venous catheter in a patient with Ventricular Assist Device. This rare complication led to the failure of the right ventricular assist device, which could be detrimental in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.






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1 Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, Goyal Hospital and Escorts Heart Institute, Jodhpur, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust, Harefield, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
M Parikh
Escorts Goyal Heart Center, Jodhpur - 342 003
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.81567

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We report an unknown complication of peripherally inserted central venous catheter in a patient with Ventricular Assist Device. This rare complication led to the failure of the right ventricular assist device, which could be detrimental in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.






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