Venous rupture during percutaneous treatment of hemodialysis fistulas and grafts.

OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the risk and consequences of venous rupture during angioplasty of malfunctioning hemodialysis grafts and fistulas. BACKGROUND Venous stenoses in the outflow limb of hemodialysis accesses often require ultra-high balloon pressure for optimal dilatation. METHODS Baseline characteristics and outcomes were… (More)