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Why is it more difficult to start an IV on CHF and COPD patient?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

In any one with poor veins it is difficult to access.
People with low BP and collapsed veins, it is even more difficult.

In brief: Not necessarily

In any one with poor veins it is difficult to access.
People with low BP and collapsed veins, it is even more difficult.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Two reasons

Due to the nature of the illness, these patients are typically older with atherosclerotic hardened veins that may roll on insertion.
Also, they tend to have a few previous hospital admissions that left many of their veins already violated and scarred.

In brief: Two reasons

Due to the nature of the illness, these patients are typically older with atherosclerotic hardened veins that may roll on insertion.
Also, they tend to have a few previous hospital admissions that left many of their veins already violated and scarred.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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