Vascular Access - Patients
In order to use dialysis to clean waste products from your blood, a port must be placed, through which your blood is moved to the dialysis machine and back. This port is called your Vascular Access, and for hemodialysis it's usually either a catheter, a fistula, or a graft. We explain these below, along with many other things you'll want to know about your Vascular Access.
The menus at left summarize...
- Hemodialysis Access Types
- Arteriovenous Fistula
- Your New Fistula
- Access Visibility
- Washing Your Access
- Other Vascular Access Educational Resources
For the latest News and Events on Vascular Access for Patients, see our blog . Scroll down to the "CATEGORIES" section in the right-hand column, to look for more specific topics.
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Page updated February 18, 2015