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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease |

Not Quite a Hero (Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow Graft): A Rare Cause of Dyspnea and Positional Syncope in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Mariam Anis, MD; David Harris, MD; Jean Elwing, MD
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University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):908A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1008
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

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

INTRODUCTION: HeRO graft provides upper extremity access as a last resort. Catheter related thrombosis of a central vein or the right atrium leading to pulmonary embolism (PE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication. We describe a case of positional syncope and dyspnea as a complication of a malpositioned HeRO graft.

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