A well-functioning Vascular Access (Fistula or Graft) is vital to obtain adequate cleaning of blood and removal of fluid and waste products during hemodialysis treatments. The Vascular Access (Fistula or Graft) is the critically important connection between the patient’s blood stream and the hemodialysis machine.
Vascular Access (Fistula or Graft) is created when a vascular surgeon surgically connects an artery and vein together in the patient’s arm or thigh.
To maintain the proper functioning of ﬁstula or graft, patients are advised to follow the guidelines listed below:
In the beginning of the Dialysis treatment, it is important that the: