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Fistula for Dialysis

A fistula is created by connecting an artery to a vein in your lower arm. A fistula allows repeated access for each dialysis session.

Current as of: December 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Tushar J. Vachharajani MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology