|Pemacath (Permanent dialysis catheter) is a special line placed in neck of patients requiring dialysis.
The characteristic feature of permacath is that it remains below skin.
There are certain advantages of permacath:
|When do I need to undergo Permacath placement?|
|When all veins are exhausted/not suitable for new AV fistula creation, vascular surgeon / nephrologist may suggest this option.|
|Duration of procedure ? When can I take discharge?|
|15 minutes procedure time. Discharge within 1 hour of procedure.|
|When can dialysis be started from Permacath?|
|Any precautions to prevent blockage in permacath?|
|Your care giver must flush it with heparin saline/cathflush after each use to prevent blockage.|
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