Endovascular Complications of Subclavian or Axillary Vein Cannulation

  • Raymond A. DieterJr.
  • George B. Kuzycz
  • David R. De Haan
  • Raymond A. DieterIII


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond A. DieterJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • George B. Kuzycz
    • 4
    • 5
  • David R. De Haan
    • 2
  • Raymond A. DieterIII
    • 6
  1. 1.Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Northern Illinois Center for SurgeryNapervilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, DuPage Medical GroupGlen EllynUSA
  3. 3.Central DuPage HospitalWinfieldUSA
  4. 4.Northern Illinois Surgery CenterNapervilleUSA
  5. 5.Department of Thoracic Surgery, Central DuPage HospitalWinfieldUSA
  6. 6.Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA

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