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Vascular Access

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Before starting your first hemodialysis treatment, an access route to your bloodstream has to be prepared. This vascular access ensures that the blood can be easily taken from a vein in order to flow through the bloodlines of the dialysis machine to the dialyzer and flow back through the bloodlines into your body. Such an access has to be created by a minor ambulant surgery usually in the arm.

The three main types of vascular access for HD are:

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Avoid wearing tight clothing or a wristwatch on the vascular access arm.

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