A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was placed through the left basilic vein due to difficult intravenous access” Talari et al (2016).
“A 31-year-old female patient with systolic heart failure (ejection fraction of 30%) and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) was admitted to the hospital with sepsis from Staphylococcus hominis and Staphylococcus capitis bacteraemia.
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A transesophageal echocardiogram showed AICD lead vegetation. Subsequently, the AICD was replaced. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was placed through the left basilic vein due to difficult intravenous access. Initially, fluoroscopy (figure 1) and chest X-ray (figure 2) confirmed appropriate position of the catheter tip in the superior vena cava (SVC)” Talari et al (2016).
Talari, G., Oyewole-Eletu, S., Talari, P. and Parasramka, S. (2016) Migration of peripherally inserted central catheter likely into the azygos vein: a conservative management. BMJ Case Reports. July 29th.
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