Cardiac tamponade due to umbilical venous catheter placement in the new born


Intravenous literature: Abdellatif, M., Ahmed, A. and Alsenaidi, K. (2012) Cardiac tamponade due to umbilical venous catheter in the new born. BMJ Case Report. Jul 13.


With more and more extreme premature and very low-birth weight babies being resuscitated, umbilical central venous catheterisation is now being used more frequently in neonatal intensive care. The authors present a case of cardiac tamponade following umbilical venous catheterisation in a neonate, an uncommon, yet potentially fatal complication. The patient was diagnosed at the appropriate time by echocardiography and urgent pericardiocentesis proved lifesaving.

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