Images in cardiology: Coronary air embolism after removal of central venous catheter Academic Article uri icon


  • A 39 year old woman with bronchial asthma collapsed following an acute asthma attack. She was admitted to the medical intensive care unit in status asthmaticus requiring mechanical ventilation and severe anoxic encephalopathy. On the 10th hospital day a right subclavian catheter was removed. Within three minutes severe bradycardia was noticed associated with …

publication date

  • February 1, 2006