Haemodialysis is an extra-renal filtration procedure that replaces kidney function using an external system. It acts as a filter for the patient's blood by connecting to the patient’s circulatory system via a catheter or by being directly inserted into the vein, usually in the arm. In other cases, an arteriovenous fistula may be created, connecting an artery to a vein beneath the skin on the arm. When an artery is connected to a vein, pressure in the vein increases, strengthening the vein walls. This stronger vein is able to withstand the needles used in haemodialysis and greater blood flow is achieved.

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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 30.01.2022, 21:37
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