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How long after vascular shunt placement can I begin dialysis?
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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends
Most access surgeons will recommend 1-2 weeks after placement.
This is to allow scar to form around the graft so that your risk of bleeding/infection after accessing with needles is lower. In an emergency, it can be used sooner.

In brief: Depends
Most access surgeons will recommend 1-2 weeks after placement.
This is to allow scar to form around the graft so that your risk of bleeding/infection after accessing with needles is lower. In an emergency, it can be used sooner.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Depends
With a vascular fistula, you can not use it for 2 to 3 months.
While if you have a vascular graft, you can not use it for 1 month.

In brief: Depends
With a vascular fistula, you can not use it for 2 to 3 months.
While if you have a vascular graft, you can not use it for 1 month.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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