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Arteriovenous fistulas (AV fistulas) are considered the gold standard for hemodialysis vascular access based on their superior patency, low complication rates, improved adequacy, lower cost to the health care system, and decreased risk of patient mortality. Learn more about the FistulaFirst Breakthrough Initiative at

Posted June 2010

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