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Central Venous Pressure Monitors

Proper placement of central venous pressure monitors is necessary for accurate measurements. Ideally the catheter tip should lie between the most proximal venous valves of the subclavian or jugular veins and the right atrium.

How far from the brachiocephalic vein are these valves?
15 cm
10 cm
5 cm
2.5 cm

Why is the chance of thrombosis decreased in these central veins?
Decreased turbulence
Higher flow rates
Increased anticoagulation

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