Date Added: 08/05/2017
Date Updated: 08/05/2017
Endovascular arteriovenous fistula creation systems
Specialties: Renal disease & urology
Technology Type: Devices - Procedures
Stage of development: Experimental - pilot or phase II
Stage of EAA: Assessment Complete
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two structures inside the body. An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) can be formed surgically by connecting an artery and a vein to create an enlarged blood vessel. AVFs make needle insertion for dialysis easier and create faster blood flow. Two devices for AVF creation are the everlinQ™ endoAVF System and the Ellipsys® Vascular Access System.