A catheter is a long, soft, hollow tube. Catheters vary in size. An umbilical catheter is used for different reasons.
An umbilical artery catheter (UAC) allows blood to be taken from an infant at different times, without repeated needle sticks. It can be used to continuously monitor your baby's blood pressure, too. This type of catheter is most often used if your baby needs breathing help or very strong medicines to treat blood pressure problems.
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