Case study: Detection of thrombotic complications of central venous access

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“We report a series of three patients with potentially life-threatening thrombotic and thromboembolic phenomena arising from their indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs)” Kandamany et al (2014).

Reference:

Kandamany, N., Elnazir, B. and Greally, P. (2014) Increased Vigilance Needed for the Detection of Thrombotic Complications of Central Venous Access in Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2, p.117. eCollection.

Extract:

“Some of our patients are fitted with a totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) referred to as a Port-A-Cath. Over time, these indwelling devices present their own complications. We report a series of three patients with potentially life-threatening thrombotic and thromboembolic phenomena arising from their indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs).”

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