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Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension

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VIEIRA, Miguel Bigotte et al. Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) Graft device: a lifesaving solution in multiple vascular access failure in haemodialysis patients. Port J Nephrol Hypert [online]. 2016, vol.30, n.3, pp.217-222. ISSN 0872-0169.

The increasing prevalence of end-stage chronic kidney disease associated with advances in treatment is expected to lead to improved survival rates of chronic haemodialysis patients in Portugal. Establishing and maintaining vascular access patency is becoming a challenging issue in these patients. We present a case report of a multiple vascular access failure patient to whom a novel vascular access device was implanted which allowed successful haemodialysis, despite the presence of central venous stenosis and/or occlusion. To our knowledge the present case report describes the first utilization of Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) Graft device in Portugal. We present the case as well as a brief description of the device and available literature. This case report also underlines the importance of adopting a multidisciplinary approach in order to overcome complex and life-threatening clinical challenges

Keywords : multiple vascular access failure; central vein stenosis; Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) Graft; hemodialysis.

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