Supraventricular tachycardia induced by a peripherally inserted central catheter in a preterm baby
Peripheral insertion of a central catheter is an essential procedure, which is frequently performed in extremely premature babies as well as those that are critically ill. This article reports on the case of a preterm infant who developed supraventricular tachycardia as a consequence of a malpositioned peripherally inserted central catheter in the cardiac chambers.
Neonatal Clinical Fellow, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Birmingham Women's and Children's Foundation NHS Trust
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