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Fistulography, Intra-access Blood Flow Measurement Correlations

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on Jun 12, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in stenotic hemodialysis prosthetic grafts and autogenous fistulas is traditionally assessed by the post-intervention vessel diameter of the grafts or fistulas. Interventionalists at the University of San Diego sought to compare this traditional measure of success (vessel diameter), and pre- and post-intervention real-time intra-access blood flow rates with access blood flow measured during hemodialysis.

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Topics: Blood Flow Measurement