Mayo Clinic Health Library

PICC line placement

Updated: 07-29-2011

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The veins in your arms are called peripheral veins. That simply means they're not in the center part of your body. A catheter inserted into a peripheral vein and guided to a central vein is called a peripherally inserted central catheter. It's also called a PICC line. PICC line placement involves inserting a PICC line into a large blood vessel that leads to your heart.