Improving blood flow through artificial vessels used during dialysis
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
A minimally invasive catheter procedure will likely be used to reach the access vessel. To improve blood flow, your doctor may recommend:
- Angioplasty: A catheter is guided to the access vessel, and a small balloon is used to widen a narrow vessel.
- Thrombolysis: Medication is used to dissolve blood clots blocking blood flow.
- Stenting: Your doctor may recommend that a stent be placed after the access vessel is cleared to prevent future blockages.
A fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses a continuous X-ray beam passed through the body to create real-time, moving images of your internal structures.