Catheter, Central Venous

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Title: Catheter, Central Venous
Description: Central venous catheter; drawing of a central venous catheter that goes from a vein below the right collarbone to a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. An inset shows a central venous catheter in the right side of the chest with a clear plastic dressing over it.

Central venous catheter. A central venous catheter is a thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a vein, usually below the right collarbone, and guided (threaded) into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. It is used to give intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and other drugs. The catheter is also used for taking blood samples. It may stay in place for weeks or months and helps avoid the need for repeated needle sticks.
Topics/Categories: Treatment -- Other Interventions
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR756806
Date Created: June 29, 2015
Date Added: July 6, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com