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What does dialysis vascular access mean?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Access to blood
Hemodialysis needs access to blood to run high speed flow about 12-15 oz of blood per minute.
This requires a larger line under the collar bone which is a temporary method or a surgery to connect the veins of arm with an artery which pours great flow of blood into the vein. The vein will get larger and can be stuck with a needle to make access to blood easy. A plastic tube may be used, a graft.

In brief: Access to blood
Hemodialysis needs access to blood to run high speed flow about 12-15 oz of blood per minute.
This requires a larger line under the collar bone which is a temporary method or a surgery to connect the veins of arm with an artery which pours great flow of blood into the vein. The vein will get larger and can be stuck with a needle to make access to blood easy. A plastic tube may be used, a graft.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Dialysis Access
Dialysis vascular acess refers to the method by which a patient is attached to a hemodialysis machine (artificial kidney machine that filters blood).
It is one method of treating kidney failure. Access to the machine is through a large plastic catheter in a vein or a fistula or graft in the arm. The arm device is more permanent and is hidden under the skin. Unlike grafts, fistulas use vein.

In brief: Dialysis Access
Dialysis vascular acess refers to the method by which a patient is attached to a hemodialysis machine (artificial kidney machine that filters blood).
It is one method of treating kidney failure. Access to the machine is through a large plastic catheter in a vein or a fistula or graft in the arm. The arm device is more permanent and is hidden under the skin. Unlike grafts, fistulas use vein.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Depends
A dialysis access is a way to dialyze a patient.
It can be with a catheter (plastic tube) placed in the vein or a surgically created bridge between an artery and vein.

In brief: Depends
A dialysis access is a way to dialyze a patient.
It can be with a catheter (plastic tube) placed in the vein or a surgically created bridge between an artery and vein.
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Dr. Michael Schwartz
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Dr. Randy Cooper
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: What's hd access
A conduit by which a patient's blood can be removed so it can be cleaned by a dialysis machine and then re-infused back into a patient.
There are 3 common types: a catheter (placed into a large vein typically in the neck). The next is a graft that is sewn between an artery and a vein and the last is a fistula, where an artery and vein are sewn together. The last 2 are typically in the arm.

In brief: What's hd access
A conduit by which a patient's blood can be removed so it can be cleaned by a dialysis machine and then re-infused back into a patient.
There are 3 common types: a catheter (placed into a large vein typically in the neck). The next is a graft that is sewn between an artery and a vein and the last is a fistula, where an artery and vein are sewn together. The last 2 are typically in the arm.
Dr. Randy Cooper
Dr. Randy Cooper
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