Fatal pulmonary hemorrhage complicating Swan-Ganz catheterization

Umbert Hart, Dennis R. Ward, Ronald Gillilian, Robert K. Brawley

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A case of fatal pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to catheterization with a balloon-tipped catheter is described, and the literature describing possible mechanisms for this complication is reviewed. A common denominator in patients suffering pulmonary hemorrhage is pulmonary hypertension. Recomendations for management of this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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