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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care I |

A Fatal Migration: A Case of Intra-Cardiac Embolization of a Peripheral Stent

Xuan Gao, MD; Navitha Ramesh, MD; Jaime Deseda, MD; Janvi Paralkar, MD; Serena Fox, MD
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):373A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.386
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Intravascular device migration and intrusion into the cardiac chambers is an extremely rare yet potentially lethal complication, often recognized late due to the low clinical suspicion. While an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter migration into the heart has been commonly described, the literature on peripheral stent embolization into the heart is limited. We present a patient in profound shock state, in whom point of care ultrasound revealed IVC stent in the right atrium.

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