Arteriovenous access for hemodialysis: Preoperative assessment and planning

Soichi Okada, Surendra Shenoy

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Longevity in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is dependent on adequacy of renal replacement therapy. Over 85% of the global ESRD population is hemodialysis dependent. Preoperative evaluation is the cornerstone of vascular access planning. The goal of preoperative evaluation is to design a sequence of options that can be used to provide vascular access throughout the life span of an ESRD patient. The intention should be to provide a durable vascular access in a timely fashion that needs few interventions, while refraining from jeopardizing future needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S5
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
Issue numberSUPPL. 7
StatePublished - 2014


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous graft
  • Dialysis access
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Preoperative evaluation


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