Central Venous Access/Occlusion

Vascular Access Centers

Vascular Medicine located in West Orange, NJ

The highly skilled team at Vascular Access Center of West Orange place central venous access catheters in your arm or chest to assist in the delivery of medicines. If you suffer from central venous occlusion or otherwise need a venous catheter, call the West Orange, New Jersey center or book an appointment online today.

Central Venous Access/Occlusion Q & A

Vascular Access Centers

What is central venous occlusion?

Central venous occlusion and stenosis are two major challenges in the treatment of dialysis patients. Occlusion happens when there’s an obstruction that completely blocks blood flow, while stenosis means the flow is reduced, but not entirely stopped.

Occlusion and stenosis limit access beyond the blockage site, compromising the efficiency of dialysis treatment. These conditions often result from the placement of central venous catheters.

Available treatments for central venous occlusion at Vascular Access Center of West Orange include percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stenting. These treatments may require repeated intervention and have variable success rates.

What is central venous access?

The team at Vascular Access Center of West Orange place central venous access catheters, or long, hollow plastic tubes, into a vein in your arm or chest to support long-term needs. The catheter carries medicines or other fluids directly to your heart to be pumped throughout your body.

Also called chest and arm ports, these catheters attach to a port that can help deliver antibiotics, chemotherapy, or nutritional support. The doctors place central venous access catheters and ports beneath your skin so they’re hardly noticeable.

Why would I need a central venous access catheter?

Your physician may determine that you are a candidate for a candidate for a central venous catheter if you have a condition that requires frequent delivery of medications or fluids into your blood. Or, you may have a condition that requires frequent blood samples.

The expert team at Vascular Access Center of West Orange is happy to answer any questions you have about getting a chest or arm port.

What is involved in getting a chest or arm port?

If your doctor at Vascular Access Center of West Orange thinks you’re a good candidate for a chest or arm port, they place the catheter inside one of your veins during a short surgical procedure.

The most common locations include the upper chest and arm, but your doctor places the port in the best position for your unique needs.

Many patients find that a central venous access device reduces the need for vein puncture during blood tests, therefore improving their quality of life.

To learn more about central venous occlusion and access, call or book an appointment online.

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