Taking care of your vascular access for hemodialysisArteriovenous fistula; A-V fistula; A-V graft; Tunneled catheter
You have a vascular access for hemodialysis. Taking good care of your access helps make it last longer.
Follow your health care provider's instructions on how to care for your access at home. Use the information below as a reminder.
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