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DORNAUS, Maria Fernanda Pellegrino da Silva et al. Cardiac tamponade due to peripheral inserted central catheter in newborn. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.3, pp.391-393. ISSN 2317-6385.

This article reports the case of an adverse event of cardiac tamponade associated with central catheter peripheral insertion in a premature newborn. The approach was pericardial puncture, which reversed the cardiorespiratory arrest. The newborn showed good clinical progress and was discharged from hospital with no complications associated with the event.

Keywords : Catheters; Cardiac tamponade; Infant, newborn; Infant, premature; Case reports.

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