Suspected Short Peripheral Venous Catheter Intravascular Embolization: Identification and Management

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avatar Limael E Rodriguez 1 , avatar Francisco Steven Rodriguez 2 , * , avatar Francisco J Rivera-Pedrogo 3

MD, Department of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de la Concepcion, San German, PR, USA
MD, FACS, FAAP, Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR, USA

how to cite: E Rodriguez L, Steven Rodriguez F , J Rivera-Pedrogo F. Suspected Short Peripheral Venous Catheter Intravascular Embolization: Identification and Management. Int J Cardio Pract. 2018;3(4):e130272. doi: 10.21859/ijcp-03044.

Abstract

Embolization of a standard short peripheral venous catheters (S-PVC) related to catheter fracture is an extremely rare complication. Early identification and management is essential to avoid potential complications (i.e. central embolization, arrhythmias, cardiorespiratory failure, etc.). In this report, we describe a case of suspected short-PVC fracture in a pediatric patient. The goal is to review available literature and provide insight on what to do in the setting of suspected PVC fracture.

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