AV Fistulagram/Angioplasty/Declot

For hemodialysis, a fistula/graft is created by joining an artery and vein together. A well functioning fistula has a bruit (a pulse that you can hear), a thrill (a pulse that can be felt), and good blood flow. Over time, a fistula can age and develop problems such as scarring or clots, which can decrease the function of the fistula and the effectiveness of dialysis. One of the ways to improve function and longevity of the fistula, is early intervention before the fistula fails.