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Is it possible for a failed av fistula be reactivated?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Needssurgical eval

Clotting of the avf is the major problem facing patients on dialysis.
Generally, it needs to be evaluated and declotted rapidly to be salvaged (within 1-2 days) by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist. The focus more recently is early prevention to prevent clotting from occuring through close monitoring of blood flows and pressures.

In brief: Needssurgical eval

Clotting of the avf is the major problem facing patients on dialysis.
Generally, it needs to be evaluated and declotted rapidly to be salvaged (within 1-2 days) by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist. The focus more recently is early prevention to prevent clotting from occuring through close monitoring of blood flows and pressures.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Dr. Reginald Gohh
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Dr. John Hammes
Agree with Dr Gohh. If more than 2 days or if no pulse or thrill, it is very unlikely that it will be salvageable.