The testimonials provided represent the experiences of the particular individuals making them and are not intended to be a recommendation or a referral for any device or procedure. BD and its affiliates do not warrant that any of the statements contained in the testimonials are accurate, complete, or will apply to any particular individual’s circumstances. Testimonials may be edited for clarity or brevity. If you think that you might require a vascular access device, you should consult your doctor or nurse. BD and its affiliates will not be liable for any decisions made or actions taken by you in reliance on any statement contained in a testimonial. Only a doctor or nurse can determine if a port is right for you. Like any vascular access procedure, there is always a risk of complications, including venous blood clots, skin erosion, infection, a collapsed lung, or clotting of the port catheter. Talk to your doctor or nurse about these and other risks, and whether an implanted port or other treatment delivery options are right for you. For important patient safety information, please click here.
A VAD (vascular access device) provides access to your veins for the delivery of I.V. medications and extracorporeal therapies such as apheresis therapy. Your doctor will choose the device appropriate for your treatment needs.
Implanted device placed under the skin for repeated access.
Choosing a method of delivery is an important decision for you and your doctor. Depending on your treatment regimen, you have the option to choose a delivery method that fits your lifestyle. Ask your doctor what vascular access device may be right for you.