01/09/2001 Medicine
DOI: 10.1136/fn.85.2.F145b SemanticScholar ID: 10224374 MAG: 2065543454

Placement of neonatal central venous catheter tips in the right atrium: a practice to be avoided?

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Editor—Following the recent media interest in pericardial tamponade complicating the use of percutaneous central venous catheters in neonatal patients, we wish to alert readers to our experience. Our previous policy was to accept right atrial placement of percutaneous central venous catheter tips. This was in line with published recommendations1-3 and is still considered acceptable practice in some …

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Dr. Jonathan Darling

University of Leeds - Clinical Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health and Medical Education

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