If you need medicines delivered directly to your veins for an extended period, you may need a chest port implanted. A chest port is a device that is connected to the large vein that empties into your heart. A chest port has a lower incidence of infection than a standard IV (intravenous), and certain medicines that can’t be delivered through a standard IV can be delivered through a chest port.
The interventional radiology experts at the University of Miami Health System are experienced in chest port placement and can also help with properly maintaining the medical device.
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Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.