Article Abstract

Unanticipated late maturation of an arteriovenous fistula after creation of separate graft access

Authors: Hanzhou Li, Serena Jen, Tarun Ramayya, H. Gregory Bowers, Eran Rotem

Abstract

Autogenous arteriovenous vascular access with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the gold standard for attaining long-term hemodialysis vascular access (1). When compared to prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) and tunneled hemodialysis catheters, an AVF has less frequent rates of thrombosis, stenosis, and infection.