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Central Line Inserted Central Catheter Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Central catheters are inserted when patients need:

  • Long-term medicine or fluids
  • Chemotherapy
  • Nutrition, but cannot get it through the digestive system
  • Repeated blood draws
  • Blood transfusions
  • IV medicine when arm veins are difficult to access
  • Dialysis

A central catheter is commonly inserted by special types of doctors called interventional radiologistsor vascular surgeons. Once the line is in, it can be used for weeks to months.

 
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