AV Graft Creation
|What’s AV graft surgery?|
|AV graft is an artificial tubing (PTFE) in your arm/forearm, connected between artery & vein. Purpose of AV graft is to provide access for Hemodialysis.|
|When do I need to undergo AV graft placement surgery?|
|When all veins are exhausted/not suitable for new AV fistula creation, vascular surgeon needs to choose this option.|
|Duration of procedure ? When can I take discharge?|
|1 hour procedure time. Discharge next day morning.|
|When can I restart my routine & office work?|
|You can attend your work from next day of surgery without any discomfort.|
|When can dialysis be started from AV graft?|
|After 2 weeks of surgery.|
|Can it get blocked? What is the solution for blockage?|
|Yes it can get blocked due to low blood pressure during dialysis & few other reasons. But it can be opened up again by doing AV Fistula angioplasty.|
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