A patient with sickle cell anemia may experience more complications associated with a central venous catheter (CVC) than a person without sickle cell anemia.
Complications of a central venous catheter that seen more often in patients with sickle cell anemia:
(3) need for premature removal
Complications can be reduced by:
(1) careful insertion
(2) close monitoring of the patient, especially if the patient has a history of complications associated with a CVC
(3) prompt removal
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Specialty: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Genetics, Hematology Oncology