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Can a failed av fistula be reactivated? How?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Can try

Balloons and or stents.
Sometimes surgical revision.

In brief: Can try

Balloons and or stents.
Sometimes surgical revision.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

A failed av fistula can be from either clot or "stenosis".
A thrombectomy can be performed if the clot is new, a stenosis can be dilated with a balloon tipped catheter. Unfortunately, av fistula failure commonly recurs in the same fistula and usually necessitates the creation of a new one in time.

In brief: Yes

A failed av fistula can be from either clot or "stenosis".
A thrombectomy can be performed if the clot is new, a stenosis can be dilated with a balloon tipped catheter. Unfortunately, av fistula failure commonly recurs in the same fistula and usually necessitates the creation of a new one in time.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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