ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Heart surgery preparation. Member of a surgical team attempting to insert a needle and place a line in a wrist vein of a patient being prepared for heart surgery. The intravenous line will be used to deliver drugs to the patient or to take blood samples. It may be difficult to find a suitable vein in a patient who is ill or has low blood pressure.
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