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Why would it be difficult to start an IV on a CHF and COPD patient?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Not related

Some people have good veins, some have very small and fragile veins, some have used up their veins.
There is nothing particular to COPD and CHF to make difficult IV access.

In brief: Not related

Some people have good veins, some have very small and fragile veins, some have used up their veins.
There is nothing particular to COPD and CHF to make difficult IV access.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ?

Do you mean start the actual IV line? Maybe the patient has bad veins, has been in the hospital many times and veins have been used etc? Or do you mean IV fluids? In CHF you want to limit those because patients are generally already fluid overloaded.
Hope this answers your question, let me know and good luck!

In brief: ?

Do you mean start the actual IV line? Maybe the patient has bad veins, has been in the hospital many times and veins have been used etc? Or do you mean IV fluids? In CHF you want to limit those because patients are generally already fluid overloaded.
Hope this answers your question, let me know and good luck!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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