Seminars

Hemodynamics of vascular access for hemodialysis

Speaker: Andrea Remuzzi
Affiliation: Istituto M. Negri, Ranica (BG)
When: Monday 9th February 2015
Time: 14:00:00
Abstract: Function and duration of vascular access for hemodialysis is the most important clinical problem in these patients. Arteriovenous fistula with native vessels is the most recommended strategy, but it is affected by early failure and short duration. Vascular access failure is predominantly related to development of intimal hyperplasia. We then studied the role of hemodynamics on development of initial hyperplasia in arteriovenous fistulas using idealized vascular models as well as patient-specific models. referente: christian.vergara@unibg.it