ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Transsternal indwelling catheter insertion into superior vena cava
Erkan Kuralay1, Yaşar Karaca1, Suna Yoldaş2, Tahsin Kaya2
1Ordu Medikalpark Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye
2Ordu Medikalpark Hastanesi, Anestezioloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6988
A transsternal indwelling catheter can be inserted using upper ministernotomy into the superior vena cava in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis. This technique can be used in exhausted central veins.
Keywords : Indwelling catheter; transsternal; vena cava superior
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