AV Fistula Salvage Angioplasty
AV fistula angioplasty (balloon / stent) is similar to any angioplasty done for heart or leg vessel blockage.
|What is the purpose of doing AV Fistula angioplasty?|
|To save your failing AV fistula, before it stops working.|
|When do I need angioplasty for my AV-fistula?|
|You may need to see a vascular specialist urgently for angioplasty when:
|How it’s done?|
|By doing a small puncture in blood vessel, guide wire along with catheter is introduced into AV fistula. Blocked area is crossed with wire & balloon is inflated in that area.
Balloon broadens the narrowed vessel & blood flow is again normalized in AV fistula.
Sometimes your vascular surgery doctor may feel need to put a stent to keep fistula open for longer duration.
|Duration of procedure? When can I take discharge?|
|1 hour is procedure time. You can get admitted in morning & take discharge by late afternoon.|
|When can I restart doing dialysis from same AV Fistula?|
|From next day.|
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