What Are My Options?

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.

Peripheral I.V. (PIV)

Common for short-term use, placed in lower arm.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)

External device placed in upper arm.

Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (Chronic CVCs)

External device placed in chest.

Did You know

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.