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Central Venous Catheter

Side Effects of Central Venous Catheter

Placement of central lines can be done safely, but like any surgery procedure, sometimes complications are unavoidable.  The most common complications after a central line placement include the following:
  • Collapse of the lung
  • Pain at the site
  • Infection
  • Injury to the vein
  • Thrombosis of the line
  • Need for replacement