Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill

C. L. Sprung, L. J. Jacobs, Panagiota V. Caralis, M. Karpf

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Abstract

The incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in critically-ill patients during bedside right-sided heart catheterization with a flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter was determined. Twenty-nine of 60 catheterizations (48 percent) were associated with premature ventricular contractions and 20 (33 percent) were associated with ventricular tachycardia. Two patients required antiarrhythmic therapy or a precordial thump to convert ventricular tachycardia. One patient developed ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation and died. Serious catheter-induced arrhythmias, including sustained ventricular tachycardia, may occur during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-415
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume79
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Swan-Ganz Catheterization
Ventricular Tachycardia
Critical Illness
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Catheters
Ventricular Premature Complexes
Ventricular Fibrillation
Cardiac Catheterization
Catheterization
Incidence

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Sprung, C. L., Jacobs, L. J., Caralis, P. V., & Karpf, M. (1981). Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill. Chest, 79(4), 413-415.

Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill. / Sprung, C. L.; Jacobs, L. J.; Caralis, Panagiota V.; Karpf, M.

In: Chest, Vol. 79, No. 4, 01.01.1981, p. 413-415.

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Sprung, CL, Jacobs, LJ, Caralis, PV & Karpf, M 1981, 'Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill', Chest, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 413-415.
Sprung, C. L. ; Jacobs, L. J. ; Caralis, Panagiota V. ; Karpf, M. / Ventricular arrhythmias during Swan-Ganz catheterization of the critically ill. In: Chest. 1981 ; Vol. 79, No. 4. pp. 413-415.
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