subclavian vein puncture

subclavian vein puncture

a puncture into the subclavian vein to administer parenteral fluids and medications and to measure central venous pressure. A right subclavian vein puncture is often used to place a central line catheter.
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According to a computer-generated randomization list, patients were randomized to the optimized axillary vein puncture group or the conventional subclavian vein puncture group at a ratio of 1:1 using an 8-sized block.
Subclavian vein puncture has faster learning curve, and the success rate is generally high.[sup][4] However, due to its anatomic characteristics, complications are relatively common, including pneumothorax, hemopneumothorax, inadvertent subclavian artery puncture, brachial nerve plexus injury, subclavian crush syndrome, and electrode lead fracture.[sup][1],[2] The cephalic vein was proposed to be an alternate access.
The procedure commenced with venogram-guided extrathoracic left subclavian vein puncture, and a pocket was created for the generator under the left precordia.
Subclavian vein puncture is commonly performed to insert the lead for permanent pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.