Intra-atrial ECG recording: A new and safe method for implantation of Broviac catheters in children
SourcePediatric surgery international
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Radiologic confirmation of central venous catheter (CVC) position is mandatory due to possible complications associated with false positioning. During the last 1.5 years, we used intra-atrial electrocardiogram (ECG) recording for intraoperative placement and documentation of CVCs, in 77 cases. We recorded the extremity and intra-atrial ECGs and then performed an intraoperative X-ray, comparing the results. Intra-atrial ECG recording is a new, inexpensive, quick, and safe method for surgical positioning and documentation of Broviac catheters in children. © 1994 Springer-Verlag.