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What are risks of a PICC line in babies in the NICU?

PICC lines have a higher risk of infection because it is located close to the heart.

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Complications that may occur with insertion of a PICC line include infection, an irregular heartbeat, bleeding, and breaking or plugging of the catheter. The line may need to be removed if any of these occur.

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