Narrowed or blocked dialysis graft/fistula
Grafts and fistulas are surgically-created access routes for dialysis to treat kidney failure. These accesses can become narrowed or clotted, which limits their use for dialysis. Re-opening the graft or fistula restores its function.
An interventional radiologist uses clot-dissolving drugs, balloons, stents, and other devices to remove the clot and treat any narrowings in the dialysis circuit.
Bleeding, infection, embolization (passage of clot into the adjacent artery), damage to the dialysis access
The dialysis access can be used immediately.
As needed for dialysis access maintenance
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our IR physicians, please call 310-481-7545.