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What is the purpose of a AV fistula for dialysis patients? I can't find anything good on the internet to explain this, please add link if you have one

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Dr. Aaron Roland
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In brief: High flow

An A-V fistula creates a peripheral region of high blood flow so that a large volume of blood can be removed and returned to the body for the "cleaning" done by the dialysis machine.

In brief: High flow

An A-V fistula creates a peripheral region of high blood flow so that a large volume of blood can be removed and returned to the body for the "cleaning" done by the dialysis machine.
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