Endovascular Complications of Subclavian or Axillary Vein Cannulation
Venous access is regularly utilized for treatment and diagnosis of patients. The location of the vein and the organ that the vein serves dictates many of the procedures that might be performed with reference to that vein. Anatomically, the subclavian vein locations provide accessibility and convenience for multiple therapeutic purposes. These veins may be utilized for such procedures as central monitoring lines – both CVP and Swan-Ganz types – and for hemodialysis line access. They may also be utilized for placement of pacemaker leads or chemotherapeutic lines for port placement and chemotherapy access. Each of these procedures has its own unique characteristics and potential complication concerns.
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