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  REINTERVENTIONS IN VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2014 December;55(6):793-801

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Vascular access: a never-ending story

Hedin U.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


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Vascular surgeons are more and more becoming responsible for “life-line” creation well functioning and maintenance of hemodialysis patients and to provide a well functioning and multidisciplinary access service together with nefrologists, dialysis staff, and interventional radiology. For many, this sometimes arduous surgery with associated complicated clinical decision making, becomes a constant and challenging burden but much through the appearance of national and international guidelines and especially the endovascular technology, feasible solutions are easily at hand and the life as an access surgeon more pleasant. Here, basics in dialysis access care are presented together with some examples of novel available solutions to troublesome clinical problems.

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