Type a aortic dissection: A rare complication of central venous catheter placement

Masaki Tsukashita, Abelardo DeAnda, Leora Balsam

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Aortic injury during central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is an extremely rare complication. We report successful repair of an iatrogenic type A aortic dissection caused during mediport catheter insertion and discuss the prevention and management of aortic injury during CVC placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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