PICC line is a long, thin tube that is inserted through a vein in the arm and passed through to the larger veins near the heart. A PICC line can help avoid the pain of frequent needle sticks and reduce the risk of irritation to the smaller veins in the arms. A PICC line requires careful care and monitoring for complications, including infection and blood clots. A PICC line is one type of catheter used to access the large veins in the chest (central venous catheter).

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