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What Does Vascular Access Mean
Access to blood: Hemodialysis needs access to blood to run high speed flow about 12-15 oz of blood per minute. This requires a larger line under the collar bone which is a temporary method or a surgery to connect the veins of arm with an artery which pours great flow of blood into the vein. The vein will get larger and can be stuck with a needle to make access to blood easy. A plastic tube may be used, a graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vascular access is a catheter or other small device that IV's can be attached to or needles can be inserted into, in order to give medications to a patient and/or take blood samples from him. Simple vascular access can be placed by a doctor at the bedside, but deeper or complex access is usually done under anesthesia, ...Read more
A generic term: Vascular access is a generic term that describes anything from ivs to sophisticated catheters. This also describes when veins are surgically connected to arteries (called av fistulas) so patients can get dialysis for kidney disease. Special catheters called ports are often needed for patients about to receive chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more
Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more
Progressively worse: Since the vascular system is everywhere in our body stepwise decline usually involves first the blood pressure(BP)-especially if it is persistently elevated and then going into the major organ systems like the heart, the brain, large vessels like the Carotid Arteries and the kidneys. All systems can be affected. The key is to have your BP, Cholesterol, stress levels under control, plus exercise ...Read more
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