CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Card Crit Care 2017; 01(01): 045-047
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604330
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Official Publication of The Simulation Society (TSS), accredited by International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU)

Migration of Guidewire: A Rare Complication during Arterial Cannulation in a Patient on Intra-arterial Balloon Pump

Sucharita Das1, Muralidhar Kanchi1, Uday Khanolkar2
  • 1Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 2Department of Cardiology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Publication Date:
29 September 2017 (online)

Abstract

Seldinger's technique is frequently used for percutaneous vascular access. This technique has been used for several years successfully for placement of cannulae/catheters into the arterial or venous system without the need for cut-down and with minimal trauma to surrounding structures. In fact, this technique has been adapted to introduce angiography catheters, chest tubes, cricothyroidotomy, tracheostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, etc. Though inherently safe, this technique may be associated with several complications and guidewire-related complication that may be potentially serious, though rare.