Tülay Örki̇, Yücel Özen, Rezzan Yaltırık, Tuncer Koçak, Deniz Avan, Davut Çekmeceli̇oğlu

Keywords: Pulmonary artery catheter, complication, knotting


Pulmonary artery catheter knotting is a rare complication of pulmonary artery catheterization. In this case report, we describe the smooth removal of a pulmonary artery catheter after recognition of strangulation during insertion of this catheter in a patient undergoing open heart surgery due to aortic and mitral stenosis and tricuspid valve insufficiency.