Broviac catheters can be single or double-lumen. The latter has a larger diameter and a higher risk of venous thrombosis and infection. Both are suitable for the same patient, and there is a good range of available sizes to choose from.
Safely placed in critically ill children
The benefit of this procedure is that it allows for prolonged vascular access without risk of bleeding. In these patients, a transhepatic Broviac catheter is a better choice because it can preserve the veins during the procedure.
A transhepatic broviac catheter is a surgical procedure to place a central venous catheter. The Broviac is not a permanent solution to the heart condition and is not a replacement for surgery. Nevertheless, it is an important part of treatment for a child with cardiovascular conditions.
Smallest sizes are usually used for infants
A Broviac is a soft silicone central line that has one lumen.For older children, the Broviac is suitable for children with smaller veins. It can be placed in the neck, upper chest or groin area and will exit the body without causing pain. You should always consult with your pediatrician to ensure your child is comfortable with the procedure.
For critical care patients, a transhepatic Broviac catheter is a good choice. The procedure is safe, convenient, and can provide prolonged vascular access for children. In addition, it is an option for critically ill children with occluded veins. It preserves the veins and allows for safer and easier removal of the Broviac. It is also a good option for those patients who suffer from hepatic ischemia.
Used for pediatric patients
It is also available in double-lumen versions. Regardless of the size, a single-lumen Broviac catheter is generally suitable for infants and smaller children.
It does not cause discomfort or complications.
Designed for extended vascular access
cular access in children with cardiac disease.The procedure is safe and can preserve the child’s veins. A Broviac catheter is a great alternative for critical care. The transhepatic catheter is also more secure.
A Broviac catheter is similar to a standard stent. The extra lumens allow for the delivery of two different medications or fluids at once, thus allowing for uninterrupted treatment. However, the Hickman catheter is not suitable for children.