Mountain Kidney Research

Vascular Access

If you are starting hemodialysis treatments in the next several months, you need to work with your health care team to learn how the treatments work and how to get the most from them. One important step before starting regular hemodialysis sessions is preparing a vascular access, which is the site on your body where blood is removed and returned during dialysis. To maximize the amount of blood cleansed during hemodialysis treatments, the vascular access should allow continuous high volumes of blood flow.

To learn more about Vascular Access, please visit the webpage below.

Opens in a new window http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/Kudiseases/pubs/vascularaccess/