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Swan Ganz catheter – all in a knot

  • S. Colbert (a1), D. M. O'Hanlon (a2), D. S. Quill (a2) and P. Keane (a1)

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In this case report an unusual complication is described following insertion of a Swan Ganz catheter. A 79-year-old male patient experienced knotting of the catheter. Methods of avoiding this problem and removal of a knotted catheter are discussed.

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Correspondence: Dr S. Colbert, Department of Anaesthesia, The Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.

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Swan Ganz catheter – all in a knot

  • S. Colbert (a1), D. M. O'Hanlon (a2), D. S. Quill (a2) and P. Keane (a1)

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