Heart & Vascular Center

Endovascular Maintenance of Hemodialysis Access

Hemodialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. Since the 1960s, when hemodialysis first became a practical treatment for kidney failure, physicians at Yale-New Haven Heart and Vascular Center have learned much about how to make hemodialysis treatments more effective and minimize side effects.

Endovascular Maintenance of Hemodialysis Access
At Yale-New Haven, we offer services that help assure that a patient has a successful dialysis treatment, either through peripheral access or a catheter. Our goal is to maintain good access for all patients.

Our nephrologists are experts at monitoring dialysis access, having researched and performed the latest advancements. Once a clinically significant stenosis is identified, most patients' first line of therapy is endovascular treatment.

Vascular surgeons at Yale-New Haven perform the following hemodialysis procedures:

  • High-pressure angioplasty balloons
  • Cutting balloons
  • Covered vascular stents
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