Fatal pulmonary hemorrhage complicating Swan-Ganz catheterization

Umbert Hart, Dennis R. Ward, Ronald Gillilian, Robert K. Brawley

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A case of fatal pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to catheterization with a balloon-tipped catheter is described, and the literature describing possible mechanisms for this complication is reviewed. A common denominator in patients suffering pulmonary hemorrhage is pulmonary hypertension. Recomendations for management of this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982

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  • Surgery

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    Hart, U., Ward, D. R., Gillilian, R., & Brawley, R. K. (1982). Fatal pulmonary hemorrhage complicating Swan-Ganz catheterization. Surgery, 91(1), 24-27.