Vascular Access for Hemodialysis
A fistula directly connects an artery to a vein.
An angiogram is a picture
of the inside of the fistula or graft using x-rays.
A local anesthetic is…
An angioplasty is performed if a stenosis was observed on the angiogram.
A local anesthetic and…
A thrombectomy is the procedure performed to restore blood flow to a clotted access.
Catheter Placement & Removal
A catheter placement is the insertion of tunneled cuffed hemodialysis catheter.
A local anesthetic…
Vein Mapping/Venogram is performed prior to fistula or graft placement.
This procedure measures and…