Embolic strokes after peripherally inserted central catheter placement

Nitin Garg, Amit Noheria, Ian R. McPhail, Joseph J. Ricotta

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Abstract

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have become popular for a range of indications in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Though PICCs are generally safe, they can be associated with a variety of complications. We present here a case with embolic strokes due to inadvertent arterial placement of PICC, an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication. A high clinical suspicion with critical evaluation of radiographs is indispensable for suspecting misplaced PICCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133.e1-1133.e4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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Embolic strokes after peripherally inserted central catheter placement. / Garg, Nitin; Noheria, Amit; McPhail, Ian R.; Ricotta, Joseph J.

In: Annals of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 8, 11.2010, p. 1133.e1-1133.e4.

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Garg, Nitin ; Noheria, Amit ; McPhail, Ian R. ; Ricotta, Joseph J. / Embolic strokes after peripherally inserted central catheter placement. In: Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 24, No. 8. pp. 1133.e1-1133.e4.
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