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Vascular Access

A vascular access makes hemodialysis treatments, which is a treatment for kidney failure, possible. The access is a surgically created vein used to remove and return blood during hemodialysis.

Haemodialysis Kidney Failure

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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