Central Venous Access

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze


Maintenance of venous access is the cornerstone of many medical therapies. Durable venous access into the central venous systems is essential for most cancer regimens, extended antibiotic therapies, parenteral nutrition, and inotropic therapies. Durable central venous access for patients who require hemodialysis serves as a bridge until a dialysis fistula or graft is established or as a means of last resort when a graft or fistula is no longer possible. Increasingly, the placement of a long-term central venous access device is performed using ultrasound and fluoroscopic image guidance and is most commonly performed by Interventional Radiology.


Venous Access Subclavian Vein Central Venous Access Common Femoral Vein Infusion Catheter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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