Fistula is used for hemodialysis is a direct connection of an artery to a vein. Once the fistula is created it is a natural part of the body. This is the preferred type of access because once the fistula properly matures and gets bigger and stronger; it provides an access with good blood flow that can last for decades. After the fistula is surgically created, it can take weeks to months before the fistula matures and is ready to be used for hemodialysis. People with kidney disease can do exercises including squeezing a rubber ball to strengthen the fistula before use.
Related Journals of Arteriovenous Fistula Dialysis
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Nephrology Nursing Journal, The Nephron Journals, Peritoneal Dialysis International, Seminars in Dialysis, Global Dialysis, Journal of dialysis, Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, Kidney & Blood Pressure Research, Journal of Nephrology