Percutaneous treatment of thrombosed primary arteriovenous hemodialysis access fistulae.


BACKGROUND We reviewed the efficacy of percutaneous intervention in acute thrombotic occlusion of native arteriovenous (AV) fistulae for hemodialysis. METHODS Eight-one percutaneous procedures were performed in 54 patients presenting with a clotted native dialysis fistula. There were 60 cases of a long-segment thrombosis of the fistula. In 20 cases, a… (More)


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