Successful insertion of PICC in patient with cardiac angiosarcoma and neoplasty of right atrium

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This report highlights PICC could be used in patient with cardiac disease with a pacemaker placement for chemotherapy” Liu et al (2017).

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare tumor and the common treatment is surgical resection followed by chemotherapy. Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are widely used in cancer patients and ultrasound-guided PICC insertion could improve success rate especially in patient with abnormal anatomy structure. Reports about PICCs being placed in patient who had suffered from the cardiac angiosarcoma and neoplasty of right atrium with an ipsilateral cardiac permanent pacemaker are rarely. After patient’s informed consent, we present a case of the successful insertion of PICC into a patient with the ipsilateral cardiac disease with a pacemaker placement, which has not been previously reported.

CONCLUSIONS: This report highlights PICC could be used in patient with cardiac disease with a pacemaker placement for chemotherapy.

Reference:

Liu, B., Sun, W. and Wang, K. (2017) A successful insertion of PICC in patient with cardiac angiosarcoma and neoplasty of right atrium and pacemaker: A case report. Medicine. 96(51), p.e9225.

doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009225.

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