Dialysis Access Intervention

Dialysis Access Intervention

What is it?

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Sometimes called dialysis fistulogram/graft declotting, a dialysis access intervention helps to improve blood flow in the blood vessels and conduits that facilitate hemodialysis. These conduits, known as fistulas and grafts, can clog or narrow, which sometimes requires angioplasty, stenting, or other intervention to optimize flow.

Symptoms

Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, problems sleeping, muscle twitches and cramps, chest pain, changes in how much you urinate, and high blood pressure.

Risk Factors

Risk factors of kidney disease include diabetes, smoking, obesity, family history, abnormal kidney structure, and older age.

Before Your Exam

Be sure to inform your radiologist if you are pregnant or may be pregnant and go over any recent illnesses, allergies, and medications you may have. You may need to stop taking NSAIDs or blood thinners in the days leading up to the exam. Wear comfortable clothing and leave jewelry at home.

Time required for your exam

Dialysis access intervention typically takes 1 to 2 hours.

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Portland, Oregon 97216
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Kailua, Hawaii 96734
808.263.5166

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Gresham, Oregon 7030
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