Percutaneous endovascular management of occluded HeRO dialysis access device

Julio C Vasquez, Jacob DeLaRosa, Juan J Leon, Naeem Rahim, Fahim Rahim
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2010, 44 (1): 44-7
The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) device is a novel alternative for dialysis access in patients with no suitable veins in the upper extremities. We placed a HeRO device in a 67-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease and 2 months later, it was being used for hemodialysis. After 1 month of uneventful use, the device thrombosed and it was rescued with a percutaneous endovascular approach. The device remains patent 6 months after the intervention.

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