Outcomes comparison of HeRO and lower extremity arteriovenous grafts in patients with long-standing renal failure.

@article{Steerman2013OutcomesCO,
  title={Outcomes comparison of HeRO and lower extremity arteriovenous grafts in patients with long-standing renal failure.},
  author={Samuel N Steerman and Jason Wagner and Jonathan A Higgins and Claudia J Kim and Aleem K H Mirza and James Pavela and Jean Michel Panneton and Marc H. Glickman},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={776-83; discussion 782-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft is becoming a recognized alternative to lower extremity arteriovenous grafts (LEAVGs) as an option for patients who have exhausted traditional upper extremity access; however, which should be applied preferentially is unclear. METHODS A retrospective review of LEAVG and HeRO implants from January 2004 to August 2010 was performed. Patient demographics, medical history, procedural data, and outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS Within the… CONTINUE READING