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Central venous catheter or vascular access device is a long tube , thin and flexible , used for administering medicinal substances , fluids , nutrients or blood products for long periods , usually several weeks or more.
The catheter is inserted through the skin into a vein in the neck or chest . Is pushed through the vein until it reaches a vein near the heart.
Central venous catheters are used for:
– Long-term administration of treatments for pain, infection , cancer , or dietary supplements ;
– Central venous catheter can be maintained longer than a peripheral venous catheter through which medication is administered at the level of superficial veins ( under the skin )
– Medicinal products acting heart , especially if you want a quick Read the rest of this entry »