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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-129

Successful retrieval of a migrated shunt catheter causing severe pulmonary insufficiency

1 Department of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY, USA
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Shunsuke Aoi
Department of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, First Avenue at 16th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_81_17

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We report a case of a woman who presented with worsening shortness of breath due to a migrated ventriculoatrial shunt catheter into the pulmonary artery causing severe pulmonary insufficiency. She underwent surgical catheter removal. The majority of the catheter was easily retrieved; however, there were areas where the catheter was embedded into the myocardium, which would have posed a challenge with an endovascular approach.

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