The effect of laterality on venous thromboembolism formation after peripherally inserted central catheter placement.


PURPOSE The use of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) has become widespread in hospital medicine. PICCs are preferentially placed on the right side due to anatomic ease of insertion into the superior vena cava. However, no data exists examining whether this practice is also protective against symptomatic venous thrombosis. The purpose of… (More)
DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000014