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christine m sch...
PICC insertion on patient with a new pacemaker or AICD.

What restrictions, if any, apply to length of time to wait before placing a PICC in a patient who has had a new pacemaker or AICD?

Karen Day
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our cardiologist prefer we do

our cardiologist prefer we do not place picc on same side as PM/AICD, however if it is a have to situation, they recommend the device be in place for 12 weeks.  I have heard some say as few as 6 weeks, although have not seen anything published on this.


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