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Fistuloplasty (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure fistuloplasty including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A fistuloplasty is a procedure to open up the narrowed blood vessel making up the fistula. We insert and slowly inflate a special balloon to slowly stretch the blood vessel. This improves blood flow, resulting in improved hemodialysis. (English) Colour

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Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Blood, Heart and Circulation
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Diagnostic Tests and Medical Equipment
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Vascular Disease
  • Needle,
  • Hemodialysis,
  • Blood,
  • Fistula,
  • X-ray,
  • Testing,
  • Open,
  • LML,
  • Radiologist,
  • Image,
  • Vessel,
  • Fistuloplasty
  • All
  • Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
Revision Date:
August 17, 2022
Reproduction Rights:
The image has been drawn specifically for this pamphlet by Lorie Marchinkow, ARH Supervisor IR & General Radiography. He has given his permission for us to use the drawing.
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