Hi out there,
Husband PICC line was completely clogged today. Home nurse got doc's permission to pull the line since nothing would go in or out. (He'll get a new line in a couple of days.)
SO I finally got my hands on a genuine PICC line. I sliced it open with a razor blade and found long long thready blood clot. Seemed to be fairly continuous clot for about 25 cm. (The whole line is 36 cm.)
The line is a Bard brand in silly purple color -- silly because you can't see through it to see the clot.
Any experience with these blood clots, anyone? Hazards of same? How to prevent? How to remove?