Left internal mammary artery perforation during Swan-Ganz catheter insertion

Rachana Kulkarni, Abel E. Moreyra

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A wide spectrum of complications is associated with invasive hemodynamic monitoring. We report an unusual case of perforation of the left internal mammary artery that occurred during percutaneous insertion of a Swan-Ganz catheter using the subclavian vein approach. To the best of our knowledge, this complication has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


  • Hemothorax
  • Left internal mammary artery
  • Perforation
  • Swan-Ganz catheter


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