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Air Embolism in Single-Lung Transplant Patients After Central Venous Catheter Removal FREE TO VIEW

Patrick M. McCarthy; Nan Wang; Frank Birchfield; Atul C. Mehta
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From the Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland

1995 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1995;107(4):1178-1179. doi:10.1378/chest.107.4.1178
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A 53-year-old woman had a serious air embolism from the central venous catheter tract after lung transplantation. Lung transplant patients appear to be at increased risk for this complication, and four other known cases are reported.




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