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Perforation of the right ventricle and cardiac tamponade caused by a venous catheter.
  1. A. Iglesias,
  2. J. J. Rufilanchas,
  3. J. M. Maronas,
  4. D. Figuera


    A case is reported in which a venous catheter perforated the right ventricle and caused cardiac tamponade. Methods recommended to avoid such complications include limiting the length of the radio-opaque catheter, and modifications to the catheter tip.

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