Transient complete heart block during femoral CVC placement
Femoral central venous catheter (CVC) placement is a common procedure performed in the pediatric intensive care unit. Femoral CVCs have a relatively low intraprocedural complication rate compared with other access sites. We describe a case of guidewire-induced transient complete heart block during femoral CVC insertion. This complication is rare in the pediatric population. The incidence of its occurrence and guidance to prevent this complication are discussed.
Mark D. Weber, Lindsay Shepard, Steven Loscalzo, Jessica Fowler, Thomas Conlon; Transient Complete Heart Block during Femoral Central Venous Catheter Placement in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Description and Literature Review. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 2022; doi: https://doi.org/10.2309/JAVA-D-22-00020.