A 45-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how the procedure for av fistula placement works?
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
It works well.: A fistula is the best option for long-term hemodialysis. Your own artery and vein are connected in a small surgical procedure. It takes 6 weeks or more to grow or mature and then 2 needles are inserted for dialysis. There is no artificial material as in an av graft so the fistulas stay open. See www, fistulafirst, org for more info.
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Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Very well: Sorry for quip. You hook up an artery and a vein so the vein gets thicker and bigger and carries more blood so that there is enough to flow through dialysis machine.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2015
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