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What happens to your circulation when you have an av fistula?
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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Well,
An arteriovenous fistula is a disruption of the normal blood flow pattern.
Normally, oxygenated blood flows to the tissue through arteries and capillaries. Following the release of oxygen in the tissues, the blood returns to the heart in veins. An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection of an artery and a vein. The blood bypasses the capillaries and tissues, and returns to the heart.

In brief: Well,
An arteriovenous fistula is a disruption of the normal blood flow pattern.
Normally, oxygenated blood flows to the tissue through arteries and capillaries. Following the release of oxygen in the tissues, the blood returns to the heart in veins. An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection of an artery and a vein. The blood bypasses the capillaries and tissues, and returns to the heart.
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
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