Related Questions

Central venous catheter infections common?

No but... Central venous catheter infections have become much less frequent than in the past. The current rates are low but may depend on the type of population involved. Read more...

Is there benefit for calculating IV fluids via a central venous catheter?

Of course. Iv fluids are a precise form of treatment. Every dose of treatment has to have a rational reason. Medicine is scientific. Read more...

Is there a role for central venous catheter in invasive hemodynamic monitoring for preeclamptic?

Occasionally. Invasive hemodynamic monitoring was much more en vogue 2-3 decades ago in the management of preeclampsia. Nowadays, most cases can be managed without it and CVP measurement is only rarely used in an ICU setting for preeclampsia complications such as pulmonary edema. Read more...
Rarely any more. CVP is falling out of favor as a way to manage fluids and volume status. It is only helpful when it rises very high, and is associated with significant risks in its placement and application. Pulse pressure variation (ppv) and stroke volume variation (svv) are less invasive ways to manage fluids and better reflect the response of the heart to changes in hydration. Read more...

What is a central venous catheter?

Intravenous access. Where the small catheter stops in a big vein in the center of your chest. This vein is the superior vena cava. Read more...