Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(2): 144-150
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1222459
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Optimizing Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation

Steven M. Zangan1 , Abigail Falk2
  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2American Access Care, New York, New York
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 June 2009 (online)


Autogenous arteriovenous fistulas are the preferred vascular access in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Increasing fistula prevalence depends on increasing fistula placement, improving the maturation of fistula that fail to mature and enhancing the long-term patency of mature fistula. Percutaneous methods for optimizing arteriovenous fistula maturation will be reviewed.


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Steven M ZanganM.D. 

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