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what are the different types of vascular access?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access

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What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

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A generic term: Vascular access is a generic term that describes anything from ivs to sophisticated catheters. This also describes when veins are surgically connected to arteries (called av fistulas) so patients can get dialysis for kidney disease. Special catheters called ports are often needed for patients about to receive chemotherapy.

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