Intracardiac Knotting of the Catheter during Right Heart Catheterization
JOHN F. SKINNER, JOHN T. BURROUGHS
Circulation. 1961;23:81-83Originally published January 1, 1961
JOHN F. SKINNER
JOHN T. BURROUGHS
A complication of right heart catheterization is reported in which the catheter became knotted and entangled in the chordae tendineae of the tricuspid valve. Removal required open cardiotomy with hypothermia and temporary inflow occlusion.
- © 1961 American Heart Association, Inc.