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Shunts, Arteriovenous

Definition : Shunts designed to create a graft fistula, a passage between an artery and a vein (typically in an arm), that provides access for hemodialysis procedures. These shunts typically consist of a synthetic (e.g., polytetrafluoroethylene, Dacron) tube with a thin wall and appropriate size (6 mm [0.25 inch] in diameter is the most common) and configuration to facilitate puncturing. A hollow tunneler is used to implant the shunt under the skin; a straight shunt is placed between the radial artery and the antecubital vein, and a loop shunt is placed between the brachial artery and the antecubital vein. Arteriovenous shunts are used for hemodialysis procedures when it is not possible or convenient to create a direct fistula between an artery and a vein. Percutaneous shunts (e.g., Quinton-Scribner, Thomas) intended for arm and/or leg use are no longer frequently used for hemodialysis.

Entry Terms : "Catheters, Dialysis"

UMDC code : 13586

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Artegraft Inc

Company Type: Parent

Artegraft, Inc. was incorporated in January, 1993, upon the divestiture of the bovine vascular graft business from Johnson & Johnson. Artegraft was the first vascular graft approved by the FDA (1970) and has been in continuous clinical use for over 40 years.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp

Company Type: Parent

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

Manufacturing and Research Inc

Company Type: Parent

Xeridiem Medical Devices is a premier designer and developer of complex, single use medical devices sold worldwide. By bridging the gap between our clients' original concepts and commercialization, we facilitate the rapid launch of new products that can become well-established market leaders.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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