Hi, has anyone had SVC Obstruction due to a clot in their port-a-cath. I have had several ports in the past which all had to be removed due to being infected. My most recent port lasted 18 months but then clotted, hence sending a clot to my heart valve obstructing it. My port was removed and then i had to have 2 stents inserted into my heart valve. I am now on Warfarin for life. Has anyone experienced this before with a port? If so, what further IV access can i have? Doctors not keen on anything due to the life threatening situation i found myself in.
I am a severe/brittle asthmatic and need IV access for IV aminophyline at least once a month along with other treatment.
Can anyone help or have any suggestions?