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Central Venous Pressure Monitors

The intravascular volume status of critically ill patients is crucial to their management. A central venous pressure can be obtained directly via central vein catheters placed either through the subclavian veins or the internal jugular veins. Similarly, intravenous catheters may be used to infuse large volumes over longer periods of times with little chance of thrombosis.

Central venous catheter tip (small arrow) at junction of left subclavian vein and superior vena cava (arrow).

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