Haemodialysis access with an arteriovenous fistula
If you have chronic kidney disease and have decided to receive haemodialysis, you will need to have an arteriovenous fistula created. This leaflet explains what a fistula is, how it is made and how to take care of it. It will also explain the benefits and possible risks.
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The information in these booklets is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, in partnership with the UK Kidney Association (UKKA; formerly The Renal Association).
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