September 1982

Dialysis Catheter-Induced Pericardial Tamponade

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(9):1751-1753. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340220179030

• A fatal complication of subclavian hemodialysis catheter insertion for plasmaphoresis is described. Precautions are recommended to avoid the recurrence of this complication.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1751-1753)