Hemodialysis patients who have arteriovenous fistulas are significantly less likely to experience pain or problems with the fistula than those with artificial grafts. Arteriovenous fistulas are not always as successful as they were initially hoped to be. They can be associated with a number of problems like:
Fistula occlusion – The fistula is blocked and no longer functions properly. This can happen because of stenosis (narrowing of the vein that is causing blood to clot inside the fistula), or because of infection. When the fistula is blocked, it is no longer able to provide an adequate blood flow to the body.
Furthermore, if the fistula is blocked, the patient will need to have a blood transfusion to keep their body functioning.
Fistula stenosis – This occurs when the fistula becomes narrow and restricts the flow of blood through the fistula. This can happen because of the narrowing of the vein that is causing blood to clot inside the fistula, or because of infection.
Fistula thrombosis – This occurs when blood clots inside the fistula. It can be caused by either stenosis or infection.
If you are a hemodialysis patient who has an arteriovenous fistula, it is important to have regular visits with a Hemodialysis doctor to make sure that your fistula is functioning properly and that it is providing adequate blood flow to your body. Consult with Dr. Amit Kumar for your best Hemodialysis Surgery in Delhi NCR.