A 49-year-old member asked:
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why might it be that it be difficult to start an iv on chf and copd patient?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Congestive failure: Usually it is easy to start ivs on CHF and cold patients. It may be difficult if the veins are scarred from prior ivs or if the patient is dehydrated.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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