• Figure 1.

    Top, Ellipsys catheter. Bottom, Ellipsys power controller.

  • Figure 2.

    Procedure for percutaneous arteriovenous vascular access

    Left, perforator anatomy. Right, access.

  • Figure 3.

    Wall capture, application of thermal energy, and anastomosis creation

  • Figure 4.

    Left, Anastomotic narrowing. Right, creation of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty showing balloon waist

  • Figure 5.

    Left, complete balloon effacement. Right, flow of 770 mL/min after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

  • Figure 6.

    Wavelinq EndoAVF system

  • Figure 7.

    Arterial and venous catheters, Wavelinq EndoAVF

  • Figure 8.

    Arterial and venous catheters aligned

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Arteriovenous Access by Nephrologists Percutaneous Creation of Arteriovenous Fistula

Umar Waheed Umar Waheed, MD, specializes in nephrology and vascular surgery and is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix.

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