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Pediatr Cardiol. 1994 Nov-Dec;15(6):311-2.

Displacement of preexisting thrombus by umbilical vein catheterization.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101.

Abstract

Balloon atrial septostomy is recommended as a standard palliative procedure in neonates with congenital heart defects who are dependent on intracardiac shunting. We describe an unusual and unreported complication associated with "bedside" balloon atrial septostomy. The umbilical venous catheterization resulted in displacement of a thrombus from the ductus venosus or the hepatic vein. We recommend careful two-dimensional echocardiographic monitoring during such procedures.

PMID:
7530846
DOI:
10.1007/BF00798126
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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