Supraventricular Tachycardia Triggered after Central Venous Catheter Insertion

Authors

  • Alfredo Aurélio Marinho Rosa Filho Universidade Federal de Alagoas – Hospital Universitário Professor Alberto Antunes – Maceió (AL), Brazil.
  • Caio Conde Merten Universidade Federal de Alagoas – Hospital Universitário Professor Alberto Antunes – Maceió (AL), Brazil.
  • Dandara Dias Gomes da Cunha Universidade Federal de Alagoas – Hospital Universitário Professor Alberto Antunes – Maceió (AL), Brazil.
  • Briane Alcântara Vieira Pasini Universidade Federal de São Paulo – São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
  • Carlos Romério Costa Ferro Universidade Federal de Alagoas – Hospital Universitário Professor Alberto Antunes – Maceió (AL), Brazil.

Keywords:

Arrhythmias, cardiac, Tachycardia, supraventricular, Central venous catheters

Abstract

Central venous access is an established procedure in clinical practice. A misplaced central venous catheter can induce supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. We describe the case of a 60-year-old female patient with a recent diagnosis of multiple myeloma hospitalized for chemotherapy. The patient had an episode of supraventricular tachycardia after installing a central venous catheter. The electrocardiogram of the case in question showed a RP’ interval of 60 ms, corroborating the nodal reentry mechanism with the probable mechanism of tachycardia. The present report draws attention to the need for caution during the installation of these central venous catheters.

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Published

02-12-2022

How to Cite

Rosa Filho, A. A. M., Conde Merten, C., Cunha, D. D. G. da, Alcântara Vieira Pasini, B., & Costa Ferro, C. R. (2022). Supraventricular Tachycardia Triggered after Central Venous Catheter Insertion . JOURNAL OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, 35(1). Retrieved from https://www.jca.org.br/jca/article/view/3473

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Clinical Arrythmia

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