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Lower limb access.

Wilmink, Teun (2014) Lower limb access. The journal of vascular access, 15 Sup. S130-5. ISSN 1724-6032. Conference Abstract.

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Abstract

Lower limb vascular access is used as an access site in patients in whom all upper limb possibilities for arteriovenous access creation are exhausted or with bilateral upper limb central vein occlusions. Autologous arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) using the greater saphenous vein have disappointing results apart from the isolated success. Autologous AVF using the femoral vein transposition have good results both in terms of long-term patency and are associated with a 10-fold reduction in infection risk compared with arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). However, a femoral vein transposition is a major undertaking and is associated with an increased risk of ischaemic complications. It is not a good option for patients with established peripheral arterial disease, but may be a good alternative for the younger patient with a high infection risk. The type of lower-extremity vascular access should be carefully tailored to the individual patient.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Conference Abstract.
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular system. Cardiology
WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Vascular
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Depositing User: Sophie Rollason
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 09:49
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/585

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