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PICC placement on opposite arm of fresh AICD

Hi all,

How long do we wait before placing a PICC LINE on the oposite arm of AICD or PACEMAKER?

Thank you,


No guidelines. This is

No guidelines. This is determined by the preferences of the cardiologist inserting the AICD or pacemaker, ranges from 6 weeks to 6 months. Catheter still shares the same vein as the lead wires in SVC. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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