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Using a port-a-cath for doing a bubble study echocardiogram

Our cardiology department has asked us to inquire about using a port-a-cath for doing a bubble study.  All the literature I read, talks about using an arm vein.  Does anyone have any information or guidance concerning this?  Please advise.

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Lesha Seaver

IVTeam Liberty Hospital

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I am not sure I am saying

I am not sure I am saying this correctly, but our nuclear cardiology techs have told us that an arm vein is preferably because when you inject through a port or other type of central line, because the tip is in the distal SVC or in some cases the upper Right Atrium, it skews the results of the study.  One of the cardiologist told me the same thing as well.  Hope this helps. 

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