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Graft (Artificial Vein)

It is a method used in cases where the patient loses the chance of fistula or the vascular structure is not suitable for fistula.

Artificial veins are technically more difficult to implement and more economically costly. In an operation similar to the fistula operation, a synthetic vascular graft is placed under the skin between the artery and the vein. Needles used for hemodialysis are applied to this artificial vein.

The lifespan of the artificial vein is shorter than the fistula, and the rate of complications (clot formation, infection, vascular dilation, etc.) is higher. When the artificial vein becomes inoperable as a result of a clot, it can be made functional again with clot removal operations.

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