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Implanted Venous Access Port

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is an implanted venous access port?

An implanted venous access port is a device used to give treatments and take blood. It may also be called a central venous access device (CVAD). The port is a small container that is placed under your skin, usually in your upper chest. A port can also be placed in your arm or abdomen. The port is attached to a catheter that enters a large vein.

Why do I need an implanted venous access port?

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