Endovascular Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Rupture from Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

  • Andrea Zuffi
  • Marco Midulla
  • Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai


Swan-Ganz catheter pulmonary artery catheterization is a useful means for the diagnosis and management of pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. This procedure is considered safe and generally associated with a low incidence of major complications: from the more frequent and rarely life-threatening ones related to venous cannulation (e.g., venous access hematoma or air embolism) to those which are extremely rare but potentially fatal (e.g., arrhythmias, infection, pulmonary infarction or pulmonary artery perforation, thromboembolism, or valvular damage).


Pulmonary Artery Stent Graft Venous Cannulation Pulmonary Infarction Balloon Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Zuffi
    • 1
  • Marco Midulla
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardio-Vascular Interventional UnitGVM Care and Research - Villa Torri HospitalBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Vascular Interventional Radiology Section, Department of Cardiovascular and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital of LilleLilleFrance
  3. 3.Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and BiotechnologiesSapienza University of RomeLatinaItaly

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