Introduction


(AV) Fistula. After a connection is made, the blood flows from the artery into the veins, resulting in enlarged veins. These enlarged veins can deliver the amount of blood flow that is necessary for successful hemodialysis treatment.

Tag Line


Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula for hemodialysis is a surgical connection which is made between a vein and an artery, typically in your hand as preparation for dialysis.

Pre-Procedure


Once the surgeon is sure your blood vessels can support a fistula and you are physically fit for AV Fistula creation, an appointment will be scheduled.

Procedure


    Once AV Fistula is created, it may take weeks or months for the fistula to mature to a point where it can be used for hemodialysis treatment.

Post Surgical Care


    Your doctor may prescribe painkillers to help manage the pain.

Risks


Dialysis access steal syndrome and ischemic monomelic neuropathy

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