AV Fistula

Preparation for dialysis therapy is critical for the smooth transition from chronic kidney disease care to renal replacement therapy. Poor planning for RRT is a major cause for increased morbidity and mortality at the initiation of dialysis therapy.

AV Fistula has the ‘longest life with least complications’ and a longer intervention free life than any other vascular access method for hemodialysis. AV Fistula is considered lifeline for end stage renal disease patient.

Kidney Health has routine policy of creating an AV fistula well in advance at appropriate time early in the course of ESRD patient. Kidney Health provides other options to patients in whom AV fistula is not possible due to technical reasons like:

  • AV graft
  • Permanent Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Perm Cath)
  • CAPD