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Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Removal Distress Syndrome

Purpose:

To prevent the central venous catheter (CVC) removal distress syndrome and to detect it if it develops.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

R57, T80

Description:

Removal of a central venous catheter (CVC) or introduction of a guidewire may rarely be followed by a life-threatening complication. This is termed the CVC removal distress syndrome. It can be prevented by being careful before and after catheter removal.

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