Patient Track Breakout
This case study focuses on the challenges of obtaining and maintaining venous access in an eight year old male born with complex congenital heart disease. Patients born with congenital heart defects are often dependent on vascular access for life-sustaining intravenous medications. Along with expected challenges maintaining venous access in the pediatric population, complex venous anatomy poses significant challenges in choosing the appropriate venous device for long-term home infusion therapy. Collateral vessels were developed which were very tortuous presenting challenges when accessing for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line placement.