Catheter, hemodialysis: A venous catheter used for hemodialysis (dialysis of the blood). A hemodialysis catheter is a type of central venous catheter. It may be inserted into the subclavian, internal jugular, or femoral veins. Subclavian catheters generally may be used for 2 to 6 weeks. Hemodialysis catheters are often for relatively short-term use because of an acute need for dialysis or because chronic dialysis is just starting.
Long-term access for hemodialysis may be provided by subcutaneous arteriovenous fistulas in which an artery (the radial artery) is surgically anastomosed (connected) to a vein (the cephalic vein). However, after this procedure is done, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the forearm veins to dilate and arterialize to be suitable for repeated puncture and hence for long-term hemodialysis.
Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. On this page: What is an arteriovenous fistula? What is an arteriovenous graft? What is a venous catheter for temporary access?
Class I Recall of Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter
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