Editorials: The Cardiovascular Effects of Arteriovenous Fistulas in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cause for Concern?
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2006
Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 349–352, September 2006
How to Cite
MacRae, J. M., Levin, A. and Belenkie, I. (2006), Editorials: The Cardiovascular Effects of Arteriovenous Fistulas in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cause for Concern?. Seminars in Dialysis, 19: 349–352. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2006.00185.x
- Issue published online: 12 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2006
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred type of vascular access, but relatively little is known regarding their effects on cardiovascular remodeling and cardiac function. The following is a review regarding the immediate and long-term complications associated with AVF creation, including the development of left ventricular hypertrophy, high-output cardiac failure, exacerbation of coronary ischemia, and the possible contribution to the development of central vein stenosis.