Swan-Ganz Catheter-induced Pulmonary Artery Rupture during Cardiac Surgery

Authors: M. Šimek 1;  Y. Plesníková;  P. Němec;  L. Hruban;  J. Klein
Authors‘ workplace: Kardiochirurgická klinika FN Olomouc, přednosta doc. MUDr. P. Němec, CSc. 2I. chirurgická klinika FN Olomouc, přednosta prof. MUDr. V. Král, CSc. 1
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., , 2004, č. 1, s. 32-35


The authors present the case report of Swan-Ganz catheter-induced pulmonary artery perforation during cardiac surgery,which wassuccessfully treated by pulmonary resection.Theyanalyzemechanismof catheter-induced injury and therapeuticoptions of this rare but often fatal complication with regard to patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Key words:
hemoptysis – Swan-Ganz catheter – cardiac surgery – pulmonary hypertension – pulmonary resection

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Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Inten Intensive Care Medicine
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