Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation After Percutaneous Removal of a Swan-Ganz Catheter Caught by Suture

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Abstract

Swan-Ganz catheter entrapment in the heart, vena cava, or pulmonary artery is rare but may lead to life-threatening events. We report a case of severe tricuspid regurgitation resulting from papillary muscle rupture during percutaneous removal of a Swan-Ganz catheter (SCG) caught by a surgical suture. We performed urgent tricuspid valve repair by suturing the ruptured papillary muscle. This report highlights preventive measures to avoid suture-related entrapment and raises a word of caution regarding percutaneous removal of accidentally entrapped SCGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e225-e226
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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