Catheter perforation of the heart.

M. Keltai, P. Farkas, P. Dékány

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Out of 11,000 cardiac catheterizations in adult patients, perforation of the heart occurred in four cases (0.036%). Left atrial wall perforation by an NIH catheter occurred in one patient without sequelae. In three patients, right ventricular perforation by a Zucker-type catheter was observed, causing pericardial tamponade. This observation may discourage angiographers from the routine use of this type of catheter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalCor et vasa
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Keltai, M., Farkas, P., & Dékány, P. (1986). Catheter perforation of the heart. Cor et vasa, 28(5), 365-368.