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Ann Card Anaesth. 2018 Oct-Dec;21(4):442-443. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_79_18.

Aortic regurgitation after chemoport catheter insertion: Diagnostic dilemma.

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Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Artemis Hospitals, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Artemis Hospitals, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.


Catheter insertion in central vein can potentially cause accidental arterial injury. However it is very unusual to see such catheter in aorta causing aortic regurgitation. Pressure monitoring and Ultrasound guidance can reliably prevent accidental arterial puncture.


Aorta; aortic regurgitation; central venous catheter

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