Primary Arteriovenous Fistula Formation for Hemodialysis Access

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PRE-PROCEDURE
INDICATIONS

Access for chronic hemodialysis

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Arterial insufficiency of the upper extremity
  • Venous hypertension of the upper extremity
  • Central venous stenosis of the ipsilateral side

PROCEDURE
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POST-PROCEDURE
CARE
  • Hand exercises are generally recommended.
  • Expect fistula to mature in 8 to 12 weeks.
COMPLICATIONS
  • Failure to mature
  • Arterial steal syndrome
  • Venous hypertension of the upper extremity
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