Arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: Brief review and current problems

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The number of people worldwide living with end-stage renal disease is increasing. Arteriovenous fistulas are the preferred method of vascular access in patients who will require hemodialysis. As the number of patients with arteriovenous fistulas grows, the role of physicians who intervene who maintain and salvage these fistulas will grow in importance. This review aims to familiarize practitioners with the rationale for arteriovenous fistula creation, the detection of fistula dysfunction, and the state of the art on fistula maintenance and preservation. Current controversies are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • AV fistula
  • dialysis access
  • interventional radiology
  • prosthetic grafts
  • techniques and procedures
  • ultrasonography—Doppler evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nephrology


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