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What you should know about Vascular Access
Who needs Vascular Access?
Patients with end-stage renal failure often need regular dialysis to remove toxins from their body. Arterial-venous fistulas (AVF) or arterial-venous grafts (AVG) are vascular accesses which can provide a port that patients can use for long term haemodialysis.
How is Vascular Access done?
Our doctor would surgically connect a vein to an artery to create an AVF. Over a period of time (usually 6-8 weeks) the vein enlarges and matures, allowing the access to be used. It is usually created in the patient’s upper limb.
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