Revitalized Natural Health Center, L.L.C.
A PICC line is placed to provide repeated access to your veins in order to give medications, fluids or blood products. These types of lines are typically used for patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses for which access to a patient’s veins is needed for several weeks, months, years or longer. Under the guidance of X-ray imaging, the practitioner feeds a long thin tube – called a catheter – from a vein in the arm into the large vein in the heart (the super vena cava) to place the PICC line. An external site remains to provide access during the patient’s ongoing treatment.
What are the benefits of using a PICC?