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Central Line Inserted Central Catheter
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Central Line Inserted Central Catheter Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

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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