Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema and Acute Respiratory Failure after Right Heart Catheterization: A Rare Complication with A Diagnostic Dilemma


Ergenc I., ERYÜKSEL S. E. , KARAKURT S.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.9, no.1, pp.22-24, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/dcbybd.2018.1738
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-24

Abstract

Although right heart catheterization (RHC) is generally a safe procedure, serious adverse events can occur during the procedure. We report a case of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema and respiratory failure after RHC to assess pulmonary arterial hypertension in a patient who was a candidate for lung transplantation and discuss the differential diagnosis of pulmonary edema.