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Leaking aneurysm , meaning of line - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   ok my dad had a aneurysm last weak and they found out lastnite he had infection but cought in time they said they need to put a line in him what is a line?
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User :   he had surgery
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for what reason did he have the surgery?
User :   still has a tube draining out of his head but my question is what is a line?
User :   his aneurysm was leaking
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
then "a line" will mean either a peripheral venous access or a central access to give him antibiotics to combat the infection
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the access will be to reach blood stream
Doctor :  
to make the antibiotics directly available in the blood

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