Electrocardiography-guided central venous catheter tip positioning is a feasible real-time method for patients with atrial fibrillation. Combined with ultrasound, the electrocardiography-controlled central venous catheter placement may eliminate the need for postinterventional radiation exposure” Steinhagen et al (2018).

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: A significant increase of the p-wave of a real-time intracavitary electrocardiography is a reliable and safe method to confirm the central venous catheter tip position close to the atrium. However, conflicting data about the feasibility of electrocardiography exist in patients with atrial fibrillation.

 

CONCLUSION: Electrocardiography-guided central venous catheter tip positioning is a feasible real-time method for patients with atrial fibrillation. Combined with ultrasound, the electrocardiography-controlled central venous catheter placement may eliminate the need for postinterventional radiation exposure.

 

Reference:

Steinhagen, F., Kanthak, M., Kukuk, G., Bode, C., Hoeft, A., Weber, S. and Kim, S.C. (2018) Electrocardiography-controlled central venous catheter tip positioning in patients with atrial fibrillation. The Journal of Vascular Access. February 1st. .

doi: 10.1177/1129729818757976.

 

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